23 Oct '13, 2pm

Sailor sentenced to 22 years for child porn: A military judge sentenced a Connecticut-based Navy hospita... #navy

GROTON, CONN. — A military judge sentenced a Connecticut-based Navy hospital corpsman on Tuesday to 22 years in prison for sexually assaulting minors and possessing and producing child pornography. The Day of New London reported that Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Tristan Thomas, 31, of Cincinnati had pleaded guilty to 22 of 26 counts against him under the military’s criminal code. Under a pretrial agreement, the full sentence of 70 years will be suspended after 22 years. His two-day court-martial was held at the Naval Submarine Base at Groton, where he served aboard the USS Springfield. Most of the charges related to a two-year sexual relationship Thomas acknowledged with a girl that began when she was 14, and a three-year relationship with a 15-year-old. There were other victims between the ages of 13 and 16 in the case. One victim and her father addressed the court. The gi...

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