Air Force major pleads guilty to indecent acts; rape count to go to jury, September 03, 2009 1:16 PM
TOM ROEDER, THE GAZETTE
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.