NOT GUILTY of 12 out of 14 specifications. NO Confinement, NO Sex Offender Registration.
January 5, 2016, Shaw Air Force Base, U.S. v. E-8. Senior Master Sergeant is accused of 14 specifications involving allegations by a female Senior Airman of sexual harassment, maltreatment, Article 120 offenses for abusive sexual contact and indecent exposure. This Senior Master Sergeant denies the accusations and retains Mr. Gapasin prior to the preferral of charges. Air Force Times covers the case. Based on Gapasin's early investigation of Facebook posts and text messages, forensic messages reveal an infatuation by the Senior Airman towards the client. Despite a long flirtatious relationship, she claims that fear from reprisal and the client's connections as reasons for “leading him on” and giving him “false hope.” The Government prosecutes client relentlessly. The Military Judge even rules in favor of Gapasin's Motion that an appearance of Unlawful Command Influence (UCI) existed when the Staff Judge Advocate and Wing Commander appeared to influence the base's Chief Master Sergeant, who had agreed to testify on behalf of client. Gapasin aggressively cross-examines the alleged victim and exposes her questionable motives and lack of credibility. RESULT: NOT GUILTY of 12 out of 14 specifications. NO Confinement, NO Sex Offender Registration.