Air Force instructor's sex scandal trial delayed

September 6, 2012 2:03:15 AM PDT
A court-martial due to start in the case against a Texas Air Force basic training instructor accused in a sex scandal at a San Antonio air base was delayed without explanation Wednesday.

The trial of Master Sgt. Jamey Crawford had been scheduled to begin Wednesday afternoon at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. However, the San Antonio Express-News reports the courtroom remained empty of attorneys as the scheduled start time passed.

Finally Lt. Col. Mark Hoover, a lawyer with the Air Force training command, confirmed the postponement. He offered no explanation, other than "to preserve the integrity of the process."

Crawford's accused of wrongfully conducting a sexual relationship with a basic trainee, wrongfully serving alcohol to the trainee, adultery and making a false statement.