Closing arguments were expected to begin Friday morning in the trial of the Texas Air Force base instructor who faces the most serious charges in a broad military sex abuse scandal.
A seven-member jury of military personnel is hearing the court-martial of Staff Sgt. Luis Walker at Lackland Air Force base. Walker is charged with 28 counts including rape and aggravated sexual assault involving at least 10 women in basic training at the San Antonio base.
Lackland, one of the busiest military training centers in the country, is where every American airman receives basic training. Walker is among 12 of the base’s instructors being investigated for sexual misconduct toward at least 31 female trainees starting in 2009.
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