SALT LAKE CITY -- Douglas J. Hammond, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and former Syracuse city councilman, received six months of home confinement as part of his two-year probation for a guilty plea to sexual battery in federal court.
On Thursday, Hammond, 68, appeared with his attorney, Ronald J. Yengich, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul
Warner. Hammond entered the guilty plea to the class A misdemeanor in March for an incident that occurred Dec. 10, 2009, at Hill Air Force Base.
Warner ordered the home confinement with some type of monitoring by the federal probation office.
Warner said that based on reports he had reviewed prior to the sentencing hearing, "I will note that a long time ago another incident occurred that is troubling."
Warner went on to say that Hammond has done many good things in his life and will continue to do good things, but there are some issues Hammond needs to deal with through counseling.
Warner did not order Hammond to get counseling, but "strongly recommended" it.
Hammond apologized for his actions, saying, "I do acknowledge my part in this. I feel very humbled and I feel bad for the victim, extremely bad. I also feel bad for my wife."
Hammond's wife, who was in a wheelchair, was in the courtroom.