Osan officer in charge of bar district patrols to face court-martial
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — The Air Force will court-martial the officer who headed the police team that patrolled an off-base bar district, officials said Wednesday.
A date has not yet been set for the trial of 1st Lt. Jason D. Davis of the 51st Security Forces Squadron.
On May 13, Air Force officials charged Davis with bribery, extortion, rape, assault, larceny, adultery, violations of regulations and lawful orders, willful dereliction of duty, making false official statements and conduct unbecoming an officer.
Lt. Gen. Gary R. Trexler, commander of U.S. 7th Air Force, ordered the court-martial after reviewing findings of an Air Force investigating officer who held a June 10 Article 32 hearing — the military equivalent of a grand jury.
Witnesses testified Davis allegedly had his pick of bar girls for sexual liaisons, conducted unauthorized “stings” of clubs in an effort to catch bars in violations that could subject them to being put off-limits and kept an illegal off-base apartment.
Before his March 1 arrest, Davis headed the base’s Songtan Town Patrol in the Shinjang-Dong commercial district of bars, restaurants, clothing stores and other establishments that cater to U.S. servicemembers.