Ex-Air Force instructor sentenced to prison

February 14, 2013 4:46:27 PM PST
A military judge has sentenced a former Air Force instructor at a San Antonio base to 2 1/2 years in prison for sexual misconduct.

Staff Sgt. Craig LeBlanc pleaded guilty to having sex with a basic training recruit and having an affair with another woman who was in technical school.

The judge, Col. Donald R. Eller Jr., also busted LeBlanc on Thursday to airman basic and ordered him to be dishonorably discharged.

LeBlanc could have gotten get more than 15 years in prison after he was found guilty of 11 counts during his court-martial at Lackland Air Force Base. He was acquitted of aggravated sexual assault.

LeBlanc's sentencing marks the end of the eighth court-martial arising from a scandal surrounding sexual misconduct with female trainees at Lackland.

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