SANCHEZ FOUND GUILTY! - MILITARY JUDGE
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Angel Sanchez is going to prison for a long time.
The former Army drill instructor and Philadelphia native has been found guilty of four counts of sexual assault and maltreatment of female trainees at the conclusion of his three-day court-martial at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
"I hope someday you will be able to forgive me," the staff sergeant said after the verdict was announced, but before the military judge recommended the 30 year-old NCO go to prison for at least 20 years.
That sentence will have to be signed off on by the post commander before it is final, however, it's virtually certain that will be the case.
DEFENSE LAWYER BATTLED HARD
Sanchez's civilian defense attorney did his best to shoot holes in some of the accuser's testimony. Ernesto Gapasin caught at least one of the "victims" making a false statement, contradicted by her own sworn statement taken after the alleged "sexual assault."
The hard-charging lawyer also revealed some of the "victims" may have received favorable treatment for charges they were facing in other proceedings in exchange for testimony given at the trial. .
It could have been worse for Sanchez. The prosecution had sought a 25 year jail term for the sergeant while his defense team argued eight years was enough for Sanchez to spend behind bars.
|"HE'S NO ANGEL!" - ARMY STAFF SERGEANT
AND FORMER DRILL INSTRUCTOR SAID TO HAVE
HAD SEX WITH TWO FEMALE TRAINEES AT
SAME TIME - COURT-MARTIAL AT FORT LEONARD
WOOD - ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING
12 WOMEN OVER A THREE YEAR PERIOD
FORT BRAGG MASTER SGT GETS BUST TO PVT
|AIR FORCE MTI GETS FOUR YEARS IN PRISON
FOR "RAPE" - STAFF SGT EDDY SOTO PLEADS
WITH JUDGE FOR MERCY - DISHONORABLE
DISCHARGE AND TRIP TO SLAMMER INSTEAD
DEFENSE COUNSEL POINTS OUT "VICTIM" FROM
CALIFORNIA TRAVELED TO TEXAS TO SEE SOTO
AND HAD SEX WITH HIM AFTER ALLEGED RAPE
RECORD SHOWS FEMALE AIRMAN SENT MTI
SOME 2500 TEXT MESSAGES SINCE "RAPE"
A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE . . ." - PERVERT
DRILL INSTRUCTOR AT FT. EUSTIS, VA. DRESSES
UP HIS VICTIMS IN "SUPERMAN" SUIT BEFORE SEX
HOW DID THIS NUT GRADUATE D.I. SCHOOL?
S/SGT EDMUNDO ESTRADA FACES COURT-MARTIAL
IN APRIL - CHARGED WITH INDECENT ASSAULT,
CRUELTY AND MALTREATMENT OF TRAINEES
|ANOTHER AIR FORCE MTI GETS BAD-CONDUCT
DISCHARGE - S/SGT DONALD DAVIS ADMITTED
TO SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH TRAINEE - HE
LATEST INSTRUCTOR COURT-MARTIALED AT
LACKLAND AFB IN WIDENING SEX SCANDAL
HE GETS 20 YEARS AT THE DB - AIR FORCE
STAFF SGT LUIS WALKER COULD HAVE RECEIVED
LIFE IN PRISON AFTER CONVICTION FOR RAPE
AND SEX ASSAULT CHARGES - TRAINING NCO
AT SAN ANTONIO BEGGED FOR "MERCY" BEFORE
SENTENCE HANDED DOWN - CITED HOW FAMILY
WOULD SUFFER FOR HIS "CRIMES" - FIRST
COURT MARTIAL IN LATEST SEX SCANDAL OVER