European briefs: Airman sentenced to 5 years for molesting child
RAF ALCONBURY, England — An England-based airman has been sentenced to five years of confinement after being convicted earlier this month of molesting a child.
In a Feb. 14 general court-martial, Tech Sgt. Ronnie Wilson of the 501st Combat Support Wing, headquartered at RAF Alconbury, was convicted of causing sexual contact with a child and two counts of committing indecent acts on a child, according to Air Force officials.
Wilson’s sentence also included a dishonorable discharge, reduction in rank to E-1 and forfeiture of all pay and allowances.
The incidents occurred at various times throughout 2007 and involved a victim between the ages of 12 and 14 at the time of the abuse, according to 3rd Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Kelley Jeter. It is Stars and Stripes policy to not identify victims of sexual crimes.
Kaiserslautern convoy taking autobahn to trainingBAUMHOLDER, Germany — A Kaiserslautern-based unit is scheduled for a two-week training exercise in the Baumholder area that will involve a convoy of Army vehicles traveling Monday along Autobahn 62 toward the training ground.
The 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment will be operating on an off-post training ground that’s been set aside for the exercise as well as training areas on post in Baumholder, according to U.S. Army Europe.
"No significant impact on traffic is expected," said Bruce Anderson, USAREUR spokesman.
About 70 vehicles are expected to make the trip in multiple convoys during the day, USAREUR reported. German police will provide security during the transit.