"LOVER BOY" CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT TO FACE
COURT MARTIAL IN DECEMBER - WILLIAM GURNEY,
TOP-RANKING NCO AT USAF MATERIAL COMMAND,
HIT WITH MULTIPLE SEX CHARGES - WIFE "TRACIE"
JOINED IN BEDROOM ROMPS, COURT PAPERS SAY
GURNEY ACCUSED OF SENDING NUDE PIX TO
PROSPECTIVE "VICTIMS" - EX "GALPAL" SETS HIM
UP IN OSI "STING" - HAS 27 YEARS IN AIR FORCE
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He had so many women, you needed a score sheet to keep track of them all. At least that's what the prosecution contends. Chief Master Sgt. William Gurney, top NCO at the Air Force Material Command, is facing court-martial in December on multiple sex charges, including "rape." The handsome, charismatic E-9 also is accused of abusing his position at Ohio's Wright-Patterson AFB to ease the way for more liaisons with his many "victims."
In a bizarre twist to the case, MilitaryCorruption.com has learned Gurney's attractive wife "Tracie" happily participated in her hubby's bedroom romps. At least the senior noncom didn't have to worry about sneaking around behind her back. She was right there joining in!
Investigators say more than ten women were sexually involved with the powerful command chief. In some cases, it is alleged, Gurney would "pull strings" to get favored females assigned to the base so he could more easily engage in amorous activities with them.
OSI CUTS DEAL WITH FEMALE "VICTIMS"
IMMUNITY TO TESTIFY AGAINST GURNEY
As is usually the case, prosecutors and the OSI (Office of Special Investigations), cut deals with the women to spare them any charges if they testified against the top-ranking sergeant.
One of them, MCC has learned, is T/Sgt. Jennifer Lyon. She said under oath at Gurney's Article 32 hearing in May that she'd had sex at least three times with Gurney and his wife. "I can't say the sex wasn't consensual, because it was," she admitted, and later revealed on the witness stand that the Air Force had promised her immunity from prosecution in exchange for her testimony.
The junior NCO acknowledged to a defense attorney she sent nude pix of herself to Gurney after he asked her for photos of her face, legs and breasts.
At some point, Lyon got in a jam, and the OSI offered her a deal. So she set up Gurney by text-messaging him to send her a naked pix of himself. He did.
A CHARMED CAREER COMES CRASHING DOWN IN RUIN
Up until now, Gurney has had a charmed military career. Rising rapidly up the ranks, the athletically-built E-9 could do no wrong. But his lust for young women proved his downfall.
The New York native joined the Air Force back in 1983. In three years, he could have retired at 75% base pay. Now he stands a good chance of going to the slammer and kissing "good-bye" what could have been, a comfortable retirement check.
Investigators are looking into how long Gurney and his swinger wife have been "preying" on innocent young women. Prior to coming to Wright-Pat in 2008, Gurney was command chief at the Ogden, Utah AFB Logistics Center.
"Thanks to MilitaryCorruption.com for spot-lighting this story," retired USAF Chief Master Sgt. "Buddy" McFaddin said. "You guys made sure the Air Force didn't try to sweep this mess under the rug as fast as they arranged a cover-up and pay-off for Maj. Jill Metzger."