Cadet Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault

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An Air Force Academy cadet is under arrest, accused of sexually assaulting someone at an off-campus party.

Twenty-one year old Nicholas Martin is charged with first degree sexual assault.

School spokeswoman Captain Kim Melchor says the alleged assault occurred last weekend at a party in Fountain, about 15 miles south of the academy. She says alcohol was involved and that it was reported by other cadets who were at the party.

A sexual assault scandal shook the academy two years ago when female cadets said commanders punished them when they reported assaults. It led the Air Force to replace the academy's top commanders and put new policies in place.