Staff Sgt. Luis Walker, One Of The Lackland Air Force Rapists, Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison
Staff Sergeant Luis Walker, a Lackland drill instructor, was sentenced to 20 years after facing 28 counts of rape and aggravated sexual assault. He was found guilty by a military jury after ten accusers came forward to testify against him.
Staff Sergeant Luis Walker, found guilty by a military jury on Friday of 28 charges, was ordered to be reduced to lowest rank in the Air Force, to forfeit all pay and allowances, and given a dishonorable discharge. He will also have to register as a sex offender.
Yet, we have to wonder if the Texas Representative, Mac Thornberry, who serves as Vice-Chair of the Houses Armed Services Committee isn’t part of the “media image control team” —from my previous pages post:
‘My understanding is there is no evidence of a widespread problem,’ said Thornberry, a Republican from Clarendon. ‘It seems to be very limited, and he seems to be moving out very aggressively to deal with it.’
It corresponds nicely with this excert from the NYT article linked above:
Colonel Polly Kenny, staff judge advocate for the 2nd Air Force and in charge of the prosecution, said the sentence would help convince the American public the sex scandal at Lackland was isolated and under control.
I’m not sure I buy that.