FORT DRUM — Fort Drum held three courts-martial in February and March. All U.S. Army courts-martial are summarized and the final disposition published; the following information is based on those summaries.

On Feb. 2 at a general court-martial, an unnamed sergeant was acquitted by a military panel of one count of aggravated sexual contact, one count of assault with battery and two counts of abusive sexual contact.

On Feb. 26 at a general court-martial, Pvt. Michael A. Estes Jr. pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual assault. He was reduced in rank to E-1, forfeited all pay and was sentenced to five years confinement and a dishonorable discharge.

On March 29 at a general court-martial, Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Robinson was convicted by a military panel of three counts of rape of a child, one count of sexual assault of a child, four counts of sexual abuse of a child, one count each of sodomy and obstruction of justice. He was found not guilty of one count of indecent conduct and three counts of committing a lewd act on a child.

Robinson was sentenced to a reduction in rank to E-1, 30 years of confinement and a dishonorable discharge.

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