Air Force Academy cadet will serve 6 years in prison, found guilty of sexual assault

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O’Dell Isaac

The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

An Air Force Academy cadet found guilty of sexual assault will serve six years in prison, according to a Monday news release.

After a week-long general court martial, a panel of eight officers deliberated for almost five hours on Saturday before finding Cadet Justin Zimmerman guilty of sexual assault, sexual abuse of a child and providing alcohol for a minor, officials said.

In addition to six years of confinement, Zimmerman will be punitively discharged from the Air Force and forfeit all pay and allowances, the release stated.

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