Sex Scandal

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An Air Force Academy cadet accused of raping a female cadet in a dorm room last fall will face a court-martial.

Sophomore cadet Douglas Meester is accused of rape, forcible sodomy, providing alcohol to minors and indecent assault.

The investigating officer who presided over Meester's preliminary hearing in May recommended against a court-martial.

But acting academy superintendent, Brigadier General John Weida, made the final decision.

No trial date has been set.

The 20-year-old Meester faces life in prison, dismissal from the
Air Force and forfeiture of all pay and allowances if convicted.

He's the first cadet to face a court-martial over sexual assault allegations at the academy since a scandal broke in February.