Moscow’s Golovinsky district court has sentenced Trevor Reed, a former U.S. Marine, to nine years in a penal colony after convicting him of assaulting a police officer in an incident he said he barely remembers.
The 29-year old Reed, who is from Texas, traveled to Moscow in May last year to study Russian and spend time with his Russian girlfriend, Alina Tsybulnik.
On August 15, 2019, several days before his trip back to Texas, Reed and his girlfriend attended a party organized by her colleagues. He claims to have no memory of what happened following the party, where he says he was encouraged to drink large quantities of vodka.
This is a developing story. More to follow.