A sailor who beat a handcuffed Iraqi detainee at Camp Bucca will spend three months in the brig and forfeit $3,600 after pleading guilty Thursday to charges related to the incident, according to a report in Friday’s Jacksonville (Fla.) Times-Union.
Seaman Trevor Slane is stationed on the guided missile frigate USS McInerney, based at Mayport, Fla. He served as a guard at the prison camp in 2008.
According to the report, Slane was talking with a colleague near a detainee holding area. As they spoke, a detainee flung a cup full of feces on the sailor, getting it in his eyes and mouth.
Other detainees threw rocks and metal scraps at the sailors as Slane vomited, the Times-Union reported.
The riot lasted about 10 minutes.
A half-hour later, Slane and other sailors planned their revenge, he is reported as saying, getting the OK from the chief petty officer leading them.
The detainee who had flung the feces was brought into a holding area while Slane and his colleague, Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Broadway, donned hard-knuckled gloves before going in to beat the man, the Times-Union reported.
"The chief instructed us ‘No face shots, no blood,’" Slane said at Thursday’s proceedings.
Instead, Slane said, he took the man to the ground, and the two sailors began to punch and kick him.
Slane sought and received permission from the chief petty officer for "more revenge." The pair beat the detainee again, the Times-Union wrote.
Broadway was to face his own court martial Friday, the paper reported.
The chief petty officer who oversaw the men, Tracy Necaise, will go on trial later this year.