Sargeant Estrada’s uneasy company
According to a search warrant affidavit filed in Hampton Circuit Court, officials began investigating Estrada in August after a soldier reported Estrada mistreated and sexually assaulted him.
The soldier told Estrada that he felt depressed after being relieved of his training status, and said Estrada suggested “a technique that he had used previously to help soldiers with their self-confidence and alleviate depression,” the affidavit said.
The technique involved role-playing scenes from a pornographic movie, which depicted a Superman character weakened by Kryptonite as the subject of sexual torture.
“Estrada would verbally describe a sexual act of torture, relating to the pornographic movie, and (the victim) was to respond in a sexual manner by moaning,” the affidavit said. The soldier also said he eventually was forced to “dress in a ‘Superman’ or similar outfit” while Estrada performed sexual acts on him.
The soldier reported he felt if he didn’t obey the requests, “Estrada would negatively affect his reclassification efforts.”