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Airman jailed 4 and a half years for sexual assault

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  • By OSI Public Affairs

Following an investigation by Office of Special Investigations Detachment 512, an Airman was sentenced to 54 months in prison for sexual assault.

The subject was also found guilty of abusive sexual contact, assault consummated by battery and false statements to an official, court documents show.

The investigation was initiated March 2, 2021, following information provided by a victim to agents from Detachment 512. Subsequently, two more victims were identified with the first sexual assault happening in December 2020.

Following an interview with the subject, legal counsel was requested.

A series of interviews with the subject's friends, co-workers and supervisors indicated he was narcissistic, was not well-liked in the unit, was manipulative and played the victim to get his way, investigative documents revealed.

The victim's initial statements with OSI agents supported this characterization. DNA was seized from the subject along with information that subject messaged witnesses, including messages sent in the hours following the incident.

In the end, in addition to his confinement, the subject was sentenced to a reduction to airman basic, a dishonorable discharge, and forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

“Our team ensured that justice was served, and the offender was held accountable for his actions,” said Special Agent Mark Scott, Detachment 512 Senior Enlisted Leader. “A delicate balance must be struck between caring for the victim and conducting a swift investigation and prosecution as required by law, and our Special Agents and prosecutors performed both with the highest level of professionalism.”

Editor’s Note: This article is the 10th installment in the Public Affairs “Justice For All” Series; a collection of recent court martial cases highlighting the tireless efforts of OSI Special Agents, as they fulfill their mission to defend the nation, protect the integrity of the Department of the Air Force, find the truth, and serve justice for all.