Air Force Teacher Convicted of Rape

    Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis Walker arrives for the fourth day of his trial at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, Friday, July 20, 2012. Walker is accused of sexually assaulting 10 basic trainees, with charges ranging from rape and aggravated sexual assault to obstructing justice and violating rules of professional conduct. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life imprisonment.   (AP Photo/San Antonio Express News, Billy Calzada)

    Billy Calzada, San Antonio Express News / AP Photo

    What may be a growing military sexual assault scandal just claimed one of its first convictions. On Friday, Staff Sgt. Luis Walker was convicted of 28 charges, from rape to aggravated sexual contact. From October 2010 to January 2011, Walker assaulted or harassed at least 10 female recruits at Lackland Air Force Base, where 11 other instructors are currently being investigated. Walker will face a dishonorable discharge and a life sentence. According to prosecutors, Walker forced five female recruits into having sex with him by threatening their careers.

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