BAD TIMES AT AIR FORCE ACADEMY - TWO MAJORS
IN TROUBLE FOR "SEX CRIMES" - BARRY NIXON
SENTENCED TO 18 YEARS IN PRISON - RAPED
UNDERAGE GIRL - MICHAEL DODSON ARRESTED ON
CHILD PORN CHARGES - WHAT HAS BECOME OF
QUALITY OF AFA STAFF AND FACULTY?
These are bad times at the trouble-plagued Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
The once-prestigious installation has been rocked again by sex charges. This time, the perps aren't cadets sexually harassing female colleagues at the Colorado institution of higher learning.
Not one, but two Air Force majors have brought new disgrace and shame to the AFA. Both men allegedly committed acts so vile one has to wonder if the Academy should institute a stringent psychological screening of all staff and faculty before they assume duties there.
In a case just decided by court-martial, Maj. Barry Nixon was convicted and sentenced to 18 years in prison for a number of sexual assaults including the rape of an underage girl while stationed near Krotterbach, Germany years ago.
He also was found guilty of "indecent acts" with a young girl in Australia in 2004.
Nixon, a former commander of cadets at Colorado Springs, committed all the crimes he was convicted of prior to assignment to the AFA, and was immediately removed from his position at the Academy once charges were filed, spokesperson John Van Winkle said.
SECOND MAJOR ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN RAP
The second officer nabbed on sex charges is Maj. Michael A. Dodson. He was arrested by Monument, Colo. Police on charges of child pornography possession.
Sources tell MilitaryCorruption.com Dodson was under investigation for at least six months.
Cops say he allegedly "traded images" with other perverts "of children being sexually abused."
A search of the major's computer hard drive disclosed he had downloaded hundreds of images of naked tots and e-mailed them to fellow "sickos" around the country.
If convicted, Dodson faces a long stretch in the same place Nixon is headed to - the Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks in Kansas.