COLONEL WITH YEN FOR YOUNG BOYS CONVICTED
A 26-year veteran of the Air Force and Florida Air National Guard can kiss his career and freedom "good-bye." Col. Michael Shawn Garrett got caught up in a police sting last May and this week was convicted of seeking to have sex with a minor, just 14 years old.
He will be sentenced in Panama City federal court in January and faces a minimum prison term of ten years. The 45 year-old former member of the 101st Air and Space Operations Group was arrested when he arrived at the "home" of the youth, at least the colonel "thought" that was his house. The cops were laying in wait and immediately took him into custody.
Investigators tell MilitaryCorruption.com Garrett tried to find youthful sex partners on Craigslist and had exchanged explicit e-mails with what he thought was a boy, but in actuality, an undercover police officer.
HIS CAREER "BLOWN" ALL TO HELL
Stationed at Tyndall AFB since 2015, the colonel insisted in the e-mail exchange of coming to the supposed youth's home to perform certain sex acts with him.
Garrett didn't resist arrest when the waiting cops slapped the handcuffs on him. He was wearing a tee-shirt and shorts and had a supply of condoms and several sex toys in his automobile when officers searched it at the scene. The official charge he was convicted on is "attempted enticement of a minor for sexual activity."
Say so long to your would-be fat retirement pension and nearly three-decade long military career, colonel. You will soon be on your way to the Leavenworth DB to join the other perverts already there convicted of similar crimes to yours. They are outcasts, always looking over their shoulder in fear and dread. Soon, you will as well.