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SAN DIEGO -- A commissioned officer at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is accused of terrorizing his wife An MV-22B Osprey pilot assigned to the "Lucky Red Lions" of Miramar's Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363, Hustek is accused of carrying on another adulterous romance in Florida in
SAN DIEGO — A commissioned officer at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is accused of terrorizing his wife , bedding mistresses across three states Between October 2012 and mid-September 2015, he also allegedly engaged in a string of sexual relationships with individuals other than his wife
SAN DIEGO - A commissioned officer at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is accused of terrorizing his wife, bedding mistresses across three states and then trying to cover it all up by blackmail and threats.
In a series of eight assaults allegedly committed in late 2015 in or near San Diego, Capt. Jameson P. Hustek twice bent the wrist of his wife, twice lifted her off the ground and suspended her in the air, twice struck her head and once placed a knife near her neck and hit her arm, according to a charge sheet prepared by the Corps.
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Between October 2012 and mid-September 2015, he also allegedly engaged in a string of sexual relationships with individuals other than his wife, including a monthlong 2014 affair in Nashville with a woman in such a manner that was "unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman."
An MV-22B Osprey pilot assigned to the "Lucky Red Lions" of Miramar's Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363, Hustek is accused of carrying on another adulterous romance in Florida in late 2015, plus San Diego liaisons beginning three years earlier.
Because members of the armed forces are held to a high ethical standard, adultery is a military crime. Prosecutors lodge charges against suspects when the alleged misconduct is prejudicial to good order and discipline or brings discredit upon the services.
US sailor hit by helicopter blade dies
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The Marine pilot is further accused of a string of affairs across multiple states from Nashville, Tennessee to Florida, from 2012-2015. The Nashville affair was described by Marine officials in the charge sheet as “unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman.” Marine officials contend Hustek tried to
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Prosecutors contend that Hustek, 34, tried to cover up his liaisons and the abuse of his wife, 29.
On Dec. 5, 2015, he communicated to an unnamed witness that he had forwarded a message to himself "to keep as leverage in case I need it" in case he or she tried to "do something crazy," according to charge sheet documents.
The next day, he allegedly threatened to harm a witness - the name was redacted by Marine officials - if his actions were reported to commanders.
And then on Christmas Eve of 2015, he allegedly tried to get an unnamed witness to cooperate with him, promising "tons of money from me."
"Also no going around telling people I am a slime bag. If you do either, it's not going to go well for you," he allegedly said, according to records released to The San Diego Union-Tribune under the federal Freedom of Information Act.
Formerly from Connecticut, Hustek was informed of the charges against him on Oct. 2, the records show.
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There are three "Elements of Proof" for the offense of Adultery in the Military: That the accused wrongfully had sexual intercourse with a certain person The impact, if any, of the adulterous relationship on the ability of the accused , the co-actor, or the spouse of either to perform their duties
On Nov. 20, Maj. Gen. Mark "Notso" Wise - commander of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing - convened a court-martial for him but officials have not indicated when the trial will begin.
Hustek did not return telephone or email messages seeking comment. His attorney, John Shelburne, strongly defended him.
"We're contesting the charges and will continue to vigorously contest them going forward," he said.
Pointing to the ongoing litigation, Miramar officials declined comment.
Hustek remains free on his own recognizance, according to his criminal records. He remains on active duty.
Allegations of spousal abuse have long dogged the military.
Released in May, the Pentagon's annual study on domestic abuse showed that the number of incidents and victims reported to the military's Family Advocacy Program ticked up in 2016 - the most recent year available - highlighting a pattern of incremental growth since 2009.
Called the "unduplicated rate" of spousal abuse because it weeds out multiple reports of domestic violence linked to the same partners, the program reported 9.3 victims per 1,000 couples in 2016, up from 9.1 per 1,000 couples in 2015.
Navy officer killed by spinning helicopter blade at Camp Pendleton is identified
The Navy officer who was injured by a spinning helicopter blade at Camp Pendleton and later died was identified Sunday as a 32-year-old flight surgeon, officials said.Lt. James E. Mazzuchelli was struck by the helicopter’s rear rotor blade about 6:10 p.m. Wednesday at Camp Pendleton, officials said. The UH-1Y Venom helicopter was on the ground at the time of the accident.
A commissioned officer at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is accused of terrorizing his wife , bedding mistresses across three states and then In a series of eight assaults allegedly committed in late 2015 in or near San Diego, Capt. Jameson P. Hustek twice bent the wrist of his wife , twice lifted
Polygamous relationships , in general, are between one man and multiple wives . Polygamy tends to have a more religious basis. People in all types of relationships should be open to discussing the state of their relationship on a regular basis.
The Pentagon counted nine spouse or intimate partner fatalities in 2016. Three of the victims and an equal number of offenders already had been reported to the program.
The typical victim is a female spouse. Slightly more than half also serve in the military.
While the typical offender also is in the military, reported cases of officer offenders remain relatively rare. Only about 1 percent of them are junior officers, according to the Pentagon data.
Details about Hustek's case emerged only because of a series of federal records requests and appeals by the Union-Tribune over the past five months.
Unlike most other military units nationwide, policies instituted by officials at 3rd Marine Air Wing, Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, 1st Marine Division and Marine Corps Recruit Depot have delayed or blocked release of criminal justice information to citizens, often for months after a court-martial trial concluded.
Even a list of court-martial cases that was supposed to appear on an online trial docket was denied to the Union-Tribune before Navy officials overturned that decision following a formal appeal by the newspaper to an administrative court at the Navy.
After that victory and two other successful appeals, the Union-Tribune awaits decisions in five other cases filed against the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Marine Corps Recruit Depot and several other commands that refused to release records tied to three suspicious deaths at Camp Pendleton as well as multiple rape, battery and criminal cases tied to the troops.
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