Tuesday, March 06, 2007

So That's Why They're Called Drill Sergeants

FOXNews.com - Drill Sergeant Accused of Forcing Trainee to Dress as Superman, Submit to Sex Acts - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News: "A drill sergeant at Fort Eustis in Hampton is accused of forcing a male trainee to dress as Superman and submit to sexual acts.

Officials say Army Staff Sergeant Edmundo Estrada also faces charges of indecent assault, having an inappropriate relationship with a trainee, and cruelty and maltreatment of subordinates. The 35-year-old was arraigned in January and is scheduled to appear April 17 in a military court. He remains on active duty but is no longer a drill sergeant.

A search warrant affidavit filed in Hampton Circuit Court says officials began investigating Estrada in August after a soldier reported Estrada mistreated and sexually assaulted him."


Cap'n Bob said...

I'm glad my drill sergeants were honorable people.

When I was about 12 we lived up the highway from Ft. Eustis and shopped at the PX/Commissary all the time. They had a great Toyland at Chrstmas.

Anonymous said...

Given the opportunity for abuse, I'm surprised that more of this sort of thing doesn't come to light, even given that it's in a military (and therefore rather hushable) context.

This story somehow doesn't remind me of the gorgeous Marine DI in the recent PLAYBOY. Thank goodness. She's apparently a DI/aspiring model/actor...just in case you thought you'd taken an odd path in your career.