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Lackland Photographer Charged With Sex Crimes Involving High School Students

Eileen Pace
TPR News

An investigating officer is hearing the government build a case against a Lackland airman accused of sex crimes with local ROTC students. The Article 32 hearing could result in a charge of rape against the airman.

Airman First Class Nathan Wilson-Crow of the 3rd Combat Camera Squadron is accused of playing inappropriate "truth or dare" games with O’Connor High School students who were on an ROTC camping trip in Rocksprings last April.

Two female witnesses testified that Wilson-Crow was introduced to the group as an Air Force photographer. They said they felt strange when he was hanging around the students, but said they believed he might have been a chaperone.

One of the alleged victims testified that all but one parent had backed out of the trip at the last minute, and the students thought their instructor was counting on the airman to help supervise.

But the students testified that when the group decided to play "truth or dare," the airman joined in. The witnesses said the airman had a phone app that the group passed around -- they said in one dare, he switched clothes with one of the girls.

Wilson-Crow is charged with specifications of sexual contact and indecency with a child under the age of 16 in the camping trip events. He also is charged in a separate case over the summer involving a forcible sex act after he allegedly provided alcohol to an underage woman.

The airman faces the possibility of being charged with rape, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.