A Moscow court sentenced former U.S. Navy and student Trevor Reed to nine years in prison on Thursday for assaulting two police officers in an August 2019 case.
The court found him guilty of a crime “using violence against a representative of the authorities who could endanger his life or health,” said the Russian news agency Sputnik.
In addition to the nine-year prison sentence, the Moscow court ordered him to compensate each of the civil servants with 100,000 rubles (approx. 1,150 euros) civil liability.
According to court records, Reed, who lived temporarily in Moscow, was involved in a fight with two women on the street. Two police officers tried to calm him down, but the ex-marine, drunk, finally attacked her.
Another former U.S. Navy, David Whelan, was sentenced to 16 years in prison by the Russian judiciary last month despite being accused of espionage in his case, which both he and the United States have denied.