SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A military judge in Texas has consolidated some of the charges against an Air Force instructor convicted of raping a female recruit and sexually assaulting several others.
A military jury convicted Staff Sgt. Luis Walker on 28 charges Friday, including rape, aggravated sexual contact and multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault.
But the trial judge condensed those charges into 20 on Saturday morning. Col. Wesley Moore says some of the charges duplicated others.
The change will not affect Walker's maximum sentence. He faces up to life in prison and a dishonorable discharge.
Walker is among 12 Lackland Air Force Base instructors investigated for sexual misconduct toward at least 31 female trainees. Six have been charged.