NCO jailed 14 months for abusive sexual contact, assault

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Following an investigation by the Office of Special Investigations Detachment 522, an Air Force noncommissioned officer was sentenced to 14 months in jail for abusive sexual contact and assault.

OSI Det. 522 initiated the investigation based on information provided by the 39th Security Forces Squadron at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. 

OSI Special Agents interviewed the victim, a fellow Air Force member, who described an evening out with friends during which she became intoxicated and was inappropriately touched by the subject at the on-base club.

During the investigation, OSI interviewed multiple witnesses and reviewed evidence from the evening that substantiated the victim’s claims, which ultimately led to the subject pleading guilty at trial.

In addition to confinement, the subject received a reduction in rank to airman basic, a dishonorable discharge from the Air Force, total forfeitures of pay, and a reprimand.

“I am proud to lead such a talented and dedicated team,” said Lt. Col. Kevin Burleson, OSI Det. 522 commander. “I know their continued hard work will play a critical role in maintaining the safety and security of the people and assets of the Department of the Air Force for years to come."

Editor’s Note:This article is the 16th installment in the OSI 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.