FORT MEADE, Md. (WJZ) — A sergeant at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland was convicted by a military panel of two specifications of sexual assault on April 16.
Sgt. Nelson O. Rodriguez faced four charges and eight specifications in violation of military justice code for sexual assault, rape, attempted rap, aggravated assault, assault by battery and obstruction of justice, according to a spokesman at Fort MeadeREAD MORE: 'This Is 10K People Who Have Died' Maryland Woman Shares Story After Mom Dies From COVID-19, Urges People To Get Vaccinated
He was not found guilty of the six other specifications by the panel which was made up of officer and enlisted members.READ MORE: ‘This Loss Is Ours As A City’ Baltimore Hockey Team Mourns Two Young Members, Murdered In East Baltimore Shooting
The sentencing phase commenced directly following the proceedings which lasted five days.
The military judge sentenced Rodriguez to a reduction in rank from Sergeant E-5 to Private E-1, a dishonorable discharge, and 36 months of confinement for each specification of sexual assault, to be served concurrently.MORE NEWS: Local Small Business Owners Share How American Rescue Plan Funding Helped To Keep Them Afloat
The U.S. Army takes all allegations of criminal or inappropriate misconduct seriously and is committed to ensuring all Soldiers live up to the Army Values and adhere to the UCMJ and standards of conduct.