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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:14 AM

Second US Air Force trainer guilty in sex scandal, senator seeks probe

Source: Reuters

Second US Air Force trainer guilty in sex scandal, senator seeks probe
By Jim Forsyth
SAN ANTONIO | Thu Aug 2, 2012 7:16pm IST

(Reuters) - A second U.S. Air Force trainer has been convicted in connection with the widening sexual misconduct scandal at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, and a U.S. senator from the state wants a full congressional probe of the matter.

Technical Sergeant Christopher Smith, 33, was found guilty late Wednesday on charges of having unprofessional relationships with two female basic trainees and faces up to a year in prison.

Three Lackland training instructors to date have either been convicted or pled guilty in connection with the largest sex scandal to hit the U.S. military since the 1990s, when accusations of sexual misconduct at the Army's Ordnance Center and School in Aberdeen, Maryland, rocked the Pentagon.

Smith's conviction comes less than two weeks after another trainer was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the rape or sexual assault of 10 female recruits.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:27 AM

1. a most unfortunate headline, imho.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:49 PM

2. That is exactly what I thought n/t

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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 02:09 PM

3. Air Force trainer gets 30 days in jail in sex scandal

Source: Reuters

Air Force trainer gets 30 days in jail in sex scandal

By Jim Forsyth
SAN ANTONIO | Fri Aug 3, 2012 1:43am EDT

(Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force basic training instructor was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Thursday and had his rank reduced after being convicted of improper sexual misconduct at a court martial, one of seven cases in the worst military sex scandal since 1996.

Technical Sergeant Christopher Smith, 33, could have faced a year in prison and being kicked out of the Air Force with a bad conduct discharge. He was reduced to the rank of Airman First Class.

He was found guilty late Wednesday of having unprofessional relationships with two female basic trainees.

Seven trainers at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio have been charged with sexual misconduct. The latest, Staff Sergeant Jason Manko, was charged on Thursday, Air Force officials said.

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