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General court-martial convicts Airman

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- On Feb. 20, Airman 1st Class Justin Mendoza, 3rd Space Operations Squadron, was convicted by a general court-martial of one specification of sexual assault.  The panel, consisting of six officers, found Mendoza had engaged in intercourse with the victim, a fellow Airman, while she was incapable of consenting due to alcohol impairment.
As a result of his conviction, Mendoza was sentenced to a reprimand, reduction to the grade of E-1, forfeiture of $500 pay per month for six months and hard labor without confinement for three months.  Additionally, Mendoza faces mandatory discharge from the Air Force.

The 50th Space Wing legal office takes this opportunity to remind Airmen that sexual assault in any form is illegal and will absolutely not be tolerated by the U.S. Air Force.  Such crimes are punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Questions regarding the above information should be directed to the legal office at 567-5050. For media query, contact the 50th Space Wing Public Affairs at 567-5040.
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