Air Force major pleads guilty to indecent acts; rape count to go to jury, September 03, 2009 1:16 PM
An Air Force Academy major on trial this week for rape has pleaded guilty to several related crimes.
Maj. Barry N. Nixon is disputing the rape claim brought by a girl over an assault she says occurred five years ago in Germany. A court-martial panel was hearing arguments in that case earlier today.
Nixon has pleaded guilty to indecent acts upon a child and two assault counts — crimes that could bring a maximum of 14 years in prison and discharge from the Air Force.