- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - A U.S. Air Force colonel based in Colorado has been charged with sexual assault.

The Gazette reported Wednesday that Jason Costello faces a military trial in October on charges of assaulting or groping women on three occasions beginning in 2012.

He is also accused of hitting a woman in the face and violently grabbing another by the arm.

Air Force officials didn’t immediately respond to a request to make Costello available for comment.

If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison.

Costello is an F-22 fighter pilot and intelligence analyst stationed at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. He is assigned to the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.

The Air Force says Costello is on active duty, planning training exercises.


Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide