Ga. Air Force sergeant convicted of beating up girlfriend, raping her sentenced, court documents say

An Air Force Staff Sergeant convicted of assaulting his girlfriend was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

According to court documents, 42-year-old Sean David Glover was found guilty of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, rape and battery on March 23.

The charges stem from a violent assault on June 20, 2022, in a Holly Springs apartment between Glover and his girlfriend.

Between 1 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., Glover entered her apartment using a spare key. Court documents said he had told police that his girlfriend had been “acting weird,” he was concerned that she may have communicated with her ex.

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While asleep, officials said Glover unlocked her cell phone to reach her texts. He then became angry and woke her.

The victim told police that when he woke her up, Glover grabbed her neck and struck her in the face multiple times, causing her nose to bleed and visible bruising. He then grabbed her throat again and applied pressure to the point that she blacked out, later regaining consciousness. He then sexually assaulted her.

“Medical research indicates that in severe cases of strangulation, unconsciousness may occur in seconds, and death in just minutes. Therefore, it is not uncommon for victims to experience blackouts, as was the case here,” said Assistant District Attorney Alex Sloope of the Domestic Violence Unit, who assisted with the prosecution of this case on behalf of the State. “Fortunately, the victim, in this case, was able to recall details of that night that substantiate the violent assault. She also had physical injuries consistent with the violent attack.”

Glover was arrested by Holly Springs police at Dobbins Air Force Base, where he worked in Security Forces. He admitted to police officers that a physical altercation occurred but said he did not know how the victim received her injuries.


Throughout the trial, court documents showed that this was not the first time Glover was violent with his girlfriend.

“On multiple occasions, Staff Sgt. Glover abused, manipulated, and controlled his girlfriend. The night of this incident, he strangled her to the point where she could have died, exercising an extreme form of power and control in which he literally held her life in his hands,” said Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Rachel Ashe of the Domestic Violence Unit, who prosecuted this case on behalf of the State. “He showed no remorse for the injuries he inflicted and seemed to be more concerned about his career than his girlfriend’s well-being.”

Glover was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with the first 15 years served in confinement in the state prison system.

“Through this sentence, the defendant receives justice for his actions, and our community is protected,” said Acting District Attorney Susan K. Treadaway. “We are proud of this young woman who showed tremendous courage by standing up for herself and ensuring justice was served. With this conviction and sentencing, it is our hope that she will continue to heal from the trauma she endured at the hands of this defendant.”

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