An Air Force Academy cadet who was convicted of sexual assault in a court-martial last week has been sentenced to 75 days of confinement.
Cadet 2nd Class Armis Sunday was convicted Feb. 1 of groping a female cadet while she was asleep in her dorm room, and sentenced that evening. Sunday could have been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison.
In an email Wednesday, academy spokeswoman Tech. Sgt. Tabitha Lee said Sunday was also sentenced to a dismissal — which is the equivalent of a dishonorable discharge for officers and cadets — and total forfeitures of pay and allowances.
He will be required to register as a sex offender, Lee said, and will likely have to repay the Air Force for the education he received at the academy.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that Sunday’s lawyer plans to appeal his conviction, citing evidence that was not allowed to be presented at the trial.
Stephen Losey is the air warfare reporter for Defense News. He previously covered leadership and personnel issues at Air Force Times, and the Pentagon, special operations and air warfare at Military.com. He has traveled to the Middle East to cover U.S. Air Force operations.