Ex-Air Force instructor guilty of some counts

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Associated Press

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 12:03 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former Air Force instructor in South Texas has pleaded guilty to having sex with a basic training recruit and having an affair with another woman who was in technical school.

The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/14QBkLO ) reported Wednesday that Staff Sgt. Craig LeBlanc could get more than 15 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge. LeBlanc pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine misconduct-related charges and specifications during his court-martial at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

He pleaded not guilty to sexual assault, trying to have a personal relationship with a third trainee and making a false statement. The trial judge, Col. Donald Eller, says he'll defer sentencing until evidence is heard on those remaining charges.

More than 20 instructors at Lackland remain under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct with female trainees.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

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