FLASH NEWS

HE GETS 20 YEARS AT THE DB - AIR FORCE
STAFF SGT LUIS WALKER COULD HAVE RECEIVED
LIFE IN PRISON AFTER CONVICTION FOR RAPE
AND SEX ASSAULT CHARGES - TRAINING NCO
AT SAN ANTONIO BEGGED FOR "MERCY" BEFORE
SENTENCE HANDED DOWN - CITED HOW FAMILY
WOULD SUFFER FOR HIS "CRIMES" - FIRST
COURT MARTIAL IN LATEST SEX SCANDAL OVER

In the end, staring in the eye life imprisonment and the enormity of what he had done, Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis Walker begged the court martial panel at San Antonio for mercy.

Admitting his "crimes" and what his military conviction meant to his two young sons, ages 4 and 7, the onetime lover-boy training instructor was anything but arrogant when he cried "I ask you to consider my family."

Too bad Walker didn't think of that when he raped and sexually assaulted his victims. Now Walker will have 20 years in the slammer to ponder his fate.

LONG SENTENCE SENDS A MESSAGE

While he could have been locked up for life, Walker's long stretch behind bars should still send a chill up and down the spine of any other basic training instructors who abuse their position and think they can get away with such conduct.

It was only after he'd been convicted, that Walker lost his cocky air and admitted what the women had said about him was true.

His tearful wife and two small kids will now have to travel to Kansas if they want to see the ex-sergeant.

Walker is just the first of several TI's at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland who are scheduled for court-martial on sex charges.

Observers say the proceedings in Texas have given the service yet another black eye, so soon after national publicity about sexual assault at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.


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LATEST UPDATE

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FEMALE AIRMAN, AS PROSECUTION RESTS IN
COURT-MARTIAL OF STAFF SGT LUIS WALKER
AT SAN ANTONIO - "VICTIM" TESTIFIES NCO
ORDERED SHE HAND OVER HER CELL PHONE
CONTAINING "EXPLICIT" SEX PIX WITH FIANCE'
ONCE AROUSED, WALKER ALLEGEDLY ORDERED
TRAINEE TO GIVE HIM ORAL SEX - SHE REFUSED,
WOMAN SAYS - DEFENSE ASKS JUDGE TO TOSS
SEVEN COUNTS OF "SEXUAL ASSAULT"
BULLETIN UPDATE

GUILTY! - AIR FORCE STAFF SGT CONVICTED
OF RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT AT SAN ANTONIO
LUIS WALKER FACES LIFE IN PRISON - SEVEN
MEMBER JURY AT COURT-MARTIAL OUT ONLY
FOUR HOURS BEFORE RENDERING VERDICT
AIR FORCE STAFF SGT FACES LIFE IN PRISON
ACCUSED OF RAPE AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
OF TEN FEMALE RECRUITS AT LACKLAND AFB
LUIS WALKER SAID TO HAVE PREYED ON HIS
"VICTIMS" BETWEEN OCT 2010 AND JUNE 2011
AIR FORCE NCO TO FACE COURT-MARTIAL
STAFF SGT LUIS WALKER COULD GET LIFE
IN PRISON FOR RAPE - ALSO HIT WITH
MULTIPLE SEX ASSAULT CHARGES - HAD
BEEN "T.I." (TRAINING INSTRUCTOR) AT
LACKLAND WITH 326TH TRAINING SQUADRON
MTI SEX SCANDAL AT JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-
LACKLAND SPREADS - TWO MORE INSTRUCTORS
FACE CHARGES - ONE STAFF SGT AGREES TO
HELP INVESTIGATORS BUST THREE OTHER NON-
COM MTI IN PLEA BARGAIN DEAL - GETS OFF
EASY - STAFF SGT LUIS WALKER HIT WITH MOST
SERIOUS CHARGE - RAPE - AIR FORCE VET
COULD GET LIFE IN PRISON IF CONVICTED