Former Air Force Member Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Assaulting And Stalking His Spouse
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Christopher Mroz, 26, of Sacramento, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to 15 years in prison for stalking and two counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
According to court documents, Mroz was a member of the Air Force stationed in Lakenheath, England from 2012 through 2014. Although he was discharged from the Air Force in 2014, Mroz remained on base with his wife, who was an active duty member of the Air Force. During the course of their time in England, Mroz subjected his wife to sustained physical and emotional abuse, which included incidents involving suffocation and strangulation. The defendant’s assaults sent the victim to the emergency room on two occasions. On one occasion, he repeatedly kicked her and stomped on her head and neck; on another occasion, he broke her arm after he became angry about the way she folded money. Mroz was also emotionally abusive, attempting to control her personal and work relationships and restricting her ability to leave the house. The victim ultimately reported the abuses to Air Force authorities in April 2015, which led to his return to Sacramento, California.
Mroz is subject to prosecution for the offenses in this case based on the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act of 2000.
This case was the product of an investigation by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the FBI. Assistant United States Attorneys Jill Thomas and Michele Beckwith prosecuted the case.