3 National Guard Soldiers Convicted In 2017 Sexual Assault

Jan 22, 2020

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  Three of four National Guard soldiers accused of involvement in a 2017 sexual assault case have pleaded guilty in Murray to misdemeanor sexual misconduct charges.

News outlets reported Wednesday that 28-year-old Anthony Tubolino, 22-year-old Tyler Hart and 24-year-old Jacob Ruth accepted plea deals from the Calloway Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Each were recommended to serve 12-month sentences. They'll be formally sentenced in April.

Co-defendant 24-year-old Austin Dennis requested a jury trial on his first-degree sodomy charge. The soldiers were charged in June 2017 after a victim accused them of supplying her with alcohol and sexually assaulting her.