SNCO jailed for multiple assaults, including child abuse

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In Nov. 2022, a senior noncommissioned officer pleaded guilty to multiple charges of assault and was sentenced to 284 days in prison.  

The investigation was initiated by Office of Special Investigations Detachment 221 Special Agents in July 2021, following information provided by individuals from the Family Advocacy Program at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. 

They told investigators that a master sergeant at Osan Air Base, South Korea, strangled and abused multiple members of his family in the past.  

According to his wife, eight incidents of domestic violence occurred. During multiple interviews, other victims shared similar incidents with investigators.  

Allegations included strangling and abusing his wife, as well as threatening a 9-year-old child and physically abusing a 15-year-old child between 2005 to 2020.  

In addition to interviews, multiple home security camera recordings showed instances of the master sergeant threatening his 9-year-old. One home security video shows the SNCO attacking a child.  

A social worker with the Idaho Health and Welfare Division of Family and Community Services in Mountain Home, said she spoke with multiple children, several of whom reported abuse on multiple occasions.  

The child added that incidents of abuse occurred regularly and that their dad was angry when he lost at video games.  

In addition to 284 days of confinement, the master sergeant will be reduced in rank to senior airman.  

Editor’s Note: This article is the 15th installment in the OSI Public Affairs “Justice For All” Series; a collection of recent court-martial cases highlighting the tireless efforts of OSI Special Agents, as they fulfill their mission to defend the nation, protect the integrity of the Department of the Air Force, find the truth and serve justice for all.