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Air Force Academy Major found not guilty

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- After seven hours of deliberation, a panel of eight officers handed down a not guilty verdict for Major Elaine Christian.

Maj. Christian was accused of abusive sexual contact, abuse of training leadership position, and two specifications for dereliction of duty at the Air Force Academy. Prosecutors claim the major sexually abused a female cadet in 2019 and gave cadets under the age of 21 alcohol.

The trial lasted for five days and on Sunday a military court-martial acquitted Maj. Christian of all charges according to officials with the Air Force Academy.

Chase Golightly

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  1. Old enough to die for your country but not old enough to drink! How stupid

    1. So she provided alcohol to minors? I’m missing the motivation of why she would do that?
      Maybe to sexually assault the cadets?
      Sh!t happens all the time. At any college. By any predator.

  2. So not guilty? Was this major a known lesbian? Asking for a friend.
    Just curious what part of the evidence let this black, female officer off the hook?
    In terms of progressive intersectionality, she’s on top of the food chain. Was she acquitted because of this or the evidence?
    What was the makeup of the jury, would be interested in that as well?

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