Ramstein airmen face courts-martial on indecent assault charges
Stars and Stripes May 4, 2004
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Two Ramstein Air Base airmen face courts-martial this month on charges of indecent assault stemming from an incident in a base dormitory.
Proceedings begin Tuesday for Senior Airman Michael J. Cich, a heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration apprentice with the 735th Civil Engineering Squadron, Ramstein spokesman Maj. Mike Young said in an e-mail to Stars and Stripes.
Court-martial proceedings for Airman 1st Class John J. Williams, a pavements and construction apprentice with the 735th Civil Engineering Squadron, begins May 25, the e-mail said.
Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents investigated the cases. Both courts-martial take place at the Ramstein Air Base Law Center.
The two airmen allegedly committed the offenses against one female victim on Aug. 15 in an on-base dormitory, Young said.
According to a Uniform Code of Military Justice Web site, if convicted, the airmen face a maximum penalty of a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and confinement for five years.