A Naval Station Rota, Spain-based sailor was convicted last week of raping a female sailor while on a group liberty trip in the summer of 2004 near Souda Bay, Greece, Navy officials reported.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward H. Campos, 41, also was found guilty of making a false statement to U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service officials about the incident, which took place in July at a hotel in Malia, Greece, Rota base public affairs officer Allie Freeman said.

Campos, an aviation structural mechanic with Rota’s Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 2, was sentenced to 30 months’ confinement and a dishonorable discharge from the Navy, Freeman said.

Also in Rota, another sailor was arrested March 4 by Spanish police on suspicion of corruption of a minor, described as an American female, Freeman said.

The case was handed to Spanish authorities after an investigation initiated by the NCIS led to the sailor’s off-base residence, she said.

The accused sailor, whose name was not released by Rota officials, is scheduled to appear in Spanish court on Wednesday.

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