A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE . . ." - PERVERT
A sicko drill sergeant who got his kicks photographing bare-chested recruits so he could "document their physical development" made some of his victims dress up in a spandex "Superman" outfit before having sex, CID sources say.
Staff Sgt. Edmundo Estrada, who practiced his perversions at Ft. Eustis, Va., faces court-martial in April and is charged with "indecent assault, having inappropriate relationships with trainees, and cruelty and maltreatment of subordinates," an Army spokesman said.
The 35 year-old noncom from Hampton, Va. allegedly performed sexual acts - "Hello, Monica and Bill" - on the intimidated recruits while they wore a costume similar to the getup from the famed comic book and TV character"Superman."
One GI told investigators Estrada would watch a pornographic movie on his television while doing the dirty deed. How did a nut like this guy ever make it through drill instructor school? It's one-thing to be mean and ill-tempered, that's normal for DI's, but if investigators are right, this NCO is one sick puppy.
Estrada's civilian quarters were raided last August and cameras, cassettes and VHS tapes were seized. The veteran Army sergeant was arraigned in January. At present, the E-6 is on active duty, but relieved from his "role" as drill instructor.
A TRAINEE COMPLAINS AND THE CASE "BLOWS" WIDE OPEN
The case blew wide open, no pun intended, when a soldier went to officials claiming he'd been mistreated and sexually assaulted by his D.I.
The young man claimed he told Estrada he was suffering from depression and the NCO suggested a "special technique" that the sarge said he'd used before to help soldiers win back their self-confidence.
"Estrada would verbally describe a sexual act of torture, related to the pornographic movie, and the victim was supposed to respond by moaning," the GI's affidavit said. The teenager also wrote he was forced to dress in a Superman outfit, complete with cape, while S/Sgt Estrada "performed sexual acts" upon him.
The trainee told CID that he felt if he didn't comply with what Estrada wanted, he would suffer unpleasant consequences.
All the alleged victims claim Estrada cautioned them "not to mention" the play-acting and sex sessions to anyone.