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Air Force sergeant convicted of mistreating women

Air Force sergeant convicted of mistreating women

Jurors have convicted a senior Air Force sergeant of two of five counts, finding that this sexual advances toward two subordinates amounted to mistreatment.
The six-man panel of officers at southwestern Illinois' Scott Air Force Base acquitted Chief Master Sgt. William Gurney on Thursday of three counts that alleged he fondled one of the women and twice abused his authority.
Gurney was the top enlisted man at the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, when allegations surfaced in 2009.
Gurney already had pleaded guilty to 13 counts alleging sexual misconduct and adultery.
Gurney faces up to 16 1/2 years in jail and could face a dishonorable discharge. A sentencing hearing is set for Friday.