HILL AIR FORCE BASE - Three enlisted men from Hill Air Force Base are among those on a newly published list meant to help combat the military-wide problem of sexual assault.
The Judge Advocate General’s Corps recently published a list of what it calls “significant” sexual assault convictions from 2010 to September 30, 2013. Eleven of the 56 bases had three convictions in that time, including Hill, with ten additional bases having anywhere from 4-11 convictions.
Two of the convictions at Hill Air Force Base occurred in 2010. On May 28 of that year, Senior Airman Brent Snell was convicted of rape, sentenced to confinement for 15 years and given a dishonorable discharge. According to the report, he was convicted of raping a woman at a party.
On Aug. 19, 1st Lt. Brandon McClannahan was acquitted of aggravated sexual assault, but convicted of indecent acts and fraternization. He was sentenced to 30 days of confinement and dismissed. The report said that McClannahan’s subordinate, a female non-commissioned officer, accused him of sexually assaulting her after a night of drinking with McClannahan and his wife.
The most recent conviction occurred on Sept. 20, 2013, when Airman First Class Sergio Rosales was convicted of attempted rape, battery and communicating a threat to the victim, his wife. He was sentenced to confinement for five years, a dishonorable discharge, and total forfeiture of all pay and allowances.