Special Operator 1st Class Aaron Howard has been sentenced to spend 30 days in the brig for trying to catfish a woman. He will be reduced to the rank of petty officer second class and will have to forfeit $500 from his pay for three months. In the summer of 2017, Howard posed as different people, such as a nutritionist, in order to convince three women to text him pictures of themselves. Two of these women were civilians. The military jury, however, found him not guilty on charges of indecent conduct, and that he requested the snapshots from a female civilian under false pretense. This allows Howard to seek a medical retirement for his claimed PTSD, hearing loss, and TBI.
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