RAMSTEIN CAPTAIN PLEADS GUILTY TO ONE
COUNT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND CONDUCT
UNBECOMING AN OFFICER - ANDREW BRILLA
GETS 18 MONTHS CONFINEMENT AND DIS-
MISSAL FROM THE AIR FORCE - CHEATED ON
PREGNANT WIFE WITH FAMILY "FRIEND"
© 2013 MilitaryCorruption.com
Just a few beers at Oktoberfest in Germany, and a drunken Air Force captain with a previously spotless record made a decision that ruined his military career.
Andrew Brilla and his spouse, also a captain stationed at Ramstein AFB in Germany, had invited a longtime female friend to visit them in Europe last fall.
To make a long story short, Capt. Brilla found himself alone with the "friend" and forced himself on her. The officer admitted as much, hoping to escape a "rape" charge.
WHEN "NO" MEANS JUST THAT
"He pushed up against me and pulled my pants down," the victim testified in military court. "He started kissing me . . . I told him no, but he continued. He didn't stop"
Brilla acknowledged the civilian female protested him sexually pushing himself on her.
If rape had been proven, the captain could have gotten life at Leavenworth. Instead, according to a plea bargain agreement hammered out with prosecutors, Brilla was sentenced to 18 months incarceration and dismissal from the Air Force.
His officer wife, visibly pregnant, attended the proceedings, but had no comment for reporters.
Capt. Brilla was a member of the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron at the huge Ramstein USAF installation.