Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that a major at Air Force Space Command is set to be court-martialed in May on charges of rape and assault. Major Jared R. Burdin, a 13-year veteran of the Air Force, is charged with raping a woman last summer at his home. A second charge accuses Burdin of assaulting a woman in September. According to the article, "Burdin was charged with sexual assault in 4th Judicial District Court last year after he was arrested by El Paso County sheriff’s deputies. The charges were dismissed by prosecutors on Dec. 21, eight days after Air Force prosecutors filed their rape charge."