Update: The alleged assault took place in New Mexico. It does not appear that the acts of which he was convicted are a sex crime in New Mexico. It would appear that assault and battery is the most similar offense. It is a misdemeanor (petty) for which the maximum punishment appears to be a $500.00 plus up to six months confinement and with up to six months probation.
Update: Sentenced to reprimand and a little over $10K x five. Betting at CAAFlog was three months forfeiture of pay and the reprimand.
Air Force Times is reporting that MG Cooley has been convicted, by military judge alone.
After about five hours of deliberation Friday and an overnight break, Jimenez — the chief circuit military judge with the Air Force Trial Judiciary, Western Circuit, at Travis Air Force Base, California — ruled Cooley is guilty of forcibly kissing the woman, the first specification in a single charge of abusive sexual contact. He is not guilty of two other specifications of groping her and moving her hand to touch his genitals over his clothes, she said.
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