More Bad News Involving KBR, Iraq And Sexual Assault
If it's KBR in the headline, it's unwanted sex in an Iraq barracks. Or at least that's how it seems these days.
We told you earlier about a former KBR employee suing the company, saying she was raped while working in Iraq; now comes news of a prison sentence for another KBR-Iraq employee, convicted of sexual assault on a colleague.
David Charles Breda of Pearland was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for abusive sexual contact of a co-worker. He had pled guilty to the charge in October; 24 months is the maximum penalty.
The U.S. Attorney's office offered this description of events:
The victim and Breda both worked in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation department, mostly in the gym facilities, at the time of the offense. The sexual contact occurred when Breda volunteered to assist the victim move a mattress from her old living quarters to her new living quarters. Breda pushed her onto the bed and grabbed one of her hands while pulling her shirt out of her pants. He slid his hand up under her bra and rubbed and kissed her breasts against her will. He attempted to unbuckle his pants and tried to get inside the Victim's pants.
Throughout the incident, Breda was grinding his groin into the victim's body. Prior to the incident, while at work, Breda had made lewd comments to the victim.
Jay-sus -- the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department? He violated all three.
After the incident was reported, Breda was confined on the base and returned to the U.S. and left KBR.
How he got hired by KBR is another matter. According to the U.S. Attorney's office, "Breda was formerly an Army recruiter who was sanctioned for inappropriate sexual behavior with an 18-year-old female recruit."
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