Europe briefs: Airman sentenced in child pornography case
RAF MILDENHALL, England — A 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron airman was sentenced to 30 months’ confinement in a court-martial late Tuesday for possessing child pornography.
Senior Airman Nathan W. Ellis also received a reduction to E-2, a bad-conduct discharge and will have to register as a sex offender in the United States, according to court personnel.
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations found Ellis in possession of 13 images and two videos of minors engaged in sexual acts, according to testimony. Ellis admitted to downloading the material on a laptop at his Beck Row home over the Internet using the file-sharing network Limewire.
He put both of the videos onto his USB flash drive, and later plugged it into a government computer at his unit’s break room on RAF Mildenhall. He left the flash drive in the computer and it was discovered by another airman.
Registration opens for Komen Race for the CureRegistrations are being accepted for the annual Komen Race for the Cure in Frankfurt, Germany.
The event to promote breast cancer awareness will start at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Frankfurter Museumsufer. It includes a five-kilometer run or two-kilometer walk.
About 5,000 people participated in last year’s event in Frankfurt, its seventh. Race for the Cure runs have been held worldwide since 1983, with more than 1.5 million people participating annually in more than 110 cities, according to the race Web site.
The event was started after Susan Komen died of breast cancer and her sister vowed to start a program to help other women with the disease. The Frankfurt run is sponsored by the German affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Monday is the deadline for online registration, but participants can also register from 8-10 a.m. at the race site. Cost is 20 euros for adults, 10 euros for children ages 7-12 and free for those 6 and younger. Team options also are available.
For more information, see www.raceforthecure.de (English version is available) or telephone (+49) (0)6172-681-0612.