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[Editor’s Note: A reader has asked that we log this story as a part of on-going efforts to expose and correct the abuse and cover-up culture in the US Air Force and its Auxiliary. This is happening at the same time discoveries are being made at Maxwell AFB.]
Chief Master Sgt. Jose A. Barraza was sentenced to 10 months’ confinement, reduction in rank to E-4 and a reprimand, according to a release from Air Combat Command.
Barraza’s court-martial was held this week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, in front of Col. Shelly W. Schools, the judge who handed down his sentence.
Barraza attempted to conceal evidence of multiple unprofessional sexual relationships, according to a report from Air Force Times, citing his charge sheet.
According to the report, Barraza persuaded one female victim to delete text message exchanges on her cell phone. Additionally, he deleted images and videos from his cell phone, reportedly including images of another woman’s “private area” taken without her consent.
Maj. Malinda Singleton, ACC spokeswoman, told Military.com on Friday that Barraza failed to maintain “professional relationships” with seven female airmen, which led to seven specifications under Article 92, or a failure to follow orders or regulations.