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Lackland Court-Martial Another Case Of Alleged Sexual Assault

Eileen Pace
TPR News

Senior Airman Christopher Oliver, a military training instructor, is facing a general court-martial today at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

Oliver is charged with aggravated sexual assault and abusive sexual contact against a boot camp trainee. He also is charged with having unprofessional relationships with two other basic trainees and continuing those relationships when the trainees advanced into technical training.

Training instructors are prohibited by the Uniform Code of Military Justice from having personal relationships with trainees at any level.

Since the Air Force investigation into sexual misconduct began, other branches of the military have reported their own cases, in the U.S. and overseas bases, at academies, and at the Pentagon.

More than 20 military training instructors at Lackland have faced courts-martial so far in cases involving 67 alleged victims.

Eileen Pace is a veteran radio and print journalist with a long history of investigative and feature reporting in San Antonio and Houston, earning more than 50 awards for investigative reporting, documentaries, long-form series, features, sports stories, outstanding anchoring and best use of sound.