Friday, December 11, 2009

CAP and (plea) trade

From the Times-Call (and oddly nowhere else...)

Former CAP officer takes plea deal


LONGMONT — A former Civil Air Patrol cadet officer accused of using his position to elicit sex from subordinates in the program has accepted a plea deal with prosecutors.

Mitchell Bain, 21, faces between two and 12 years in prison and is due for sentencing on Feb. 12. On Thursday, he pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of children, and prosecutors dismissed two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.

He was arrested in March on suspicion of using his position as a lieutenant with the Civil Air Patrol to influence a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl into having sexual relationships with him at his Longmont apartment.
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Wow. 14 and 15 year olds? That's excruciatingly sleazy. Have to wonder how many times he got away with it before getting caught. You'd think something as prestigious at the Civil Air Patrol would attract a better class of thug. Guess not.

I wonder if it's the fumes from the aviation fuel... or oxygen deprivation from flying too high (more meanings there) or maybe he was just playing with his 'joystick' too much.

Two years in prison? Yipe!

He'll never be able to watch an in-flight fueling video calmly again.

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