An Air Force Academy cadet is in a military court hearing today.
Cadet first class Benjamin York is accused of aggravated sexual assault.
York's article 32 hearing is set for today to decide if he should go to trial for sexual misconduct.
We'll let you know what happens later today.
On Jan. 31, 2013, one charge and one specification of sexual misconduct was preferred against Cadet 1st Class Benjamin York, a U. S. Air Force Academy cadet.
At the time, the name was withheld pending a decision by the Air Force Academy Commandant of Cadets.
Last month, the Commandant decided that this case should be investigated by an independent officer under Article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Because of that decision, the Commandant is now releasing the cadet’s name.
The Article 32 hearing ordered by the Commandant is similar to a civilian grand jury hearing except that Article 32 hearings are open to the public.
At this time, charges are merely accusations. The accused in each case is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The date of the Article 32 hearing is currently scheduled for 14-15 March.
We will continue to follow this case and bring you updates when York appears in court.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.