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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — An airman from Ramstein Air Base was convicted at a court-martial Wednesday of committing an indecent act against a female servicemember in her dormitory last July.

Airman Barry Lervik, who is assigned to the 435th Civil Engineer Squadron, was found guilty of unlawfully entering the woman’s dormitory room and touching her between the legs, according to an Air Force spokeswoman.

A military jury sentenced Lervik to a reduction to the lowest pay grade and hard labor without confinement for three months, Air Force spokeswoman Senior Airman Melissa Maraj said. He also will be restricted to Ramstein Air Base for two months.

The airman was facing a maximum punishment of a bad conduct discharge, 12 months in jail, two-thirds forfeiture of pay per month for 12 months, a reduction to the lowest pay grade and a fine.

Air Force security forces investigators said Lervik entered the woman’s room on base and touched her on July 16. The woman reported the incident shortly after it happened, Maraj said.

The jury deliberated most of Wednesday morning before handing down the verdict. Jury members delivered the sentence late Wednesday afternoon.


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