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AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — A 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron airman was found guilty of drug, sex and assault charges in a general court-martial earlier this month.

Senior Airman Robert A. Johns was sentenced to a reduction in rank to E-1, nine months’ confinement, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and a bad-conduct discharge.

He was charged with using cocaine, engaging in adultery with a married woman and failing to obey an order, as well as charges of assault and sodomy, according to a news release from the 31st Fighter Wing public affairs office.

He pleaded guilty to the charges of cocaine use, adultery and failing to obey an order. He had entered a not-guilty plea to the assault and sodomy charges, but was found guilty.

The incidents took place from Aug. 1, 2002, to Nov. 14, 2004. The failure to obey an order charge stemmed from a non-contact order with another airmen who had been convicted of drug charges in a 2004 court-martial.

The assault and sodomy charges stemmed from his relationship with the woman, which reportedly took place both in Italy and the state of Georgia.

Johns also was found not guilty of additional cocaine charges.


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