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Airmen paid $20, kept 15-year-old girl on US Air Force Base base for sex, feds say

By: Jerry Smith, The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal
April 15, 2017 Updated: April 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm
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Two airmen stationed at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del., were charged March 31, 2017, with sexual abuse of a minor after a Justice Department investigation. (Photo: Gary Emeigh, The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal)

DOVER, Del. — Two airmen stationed at Dover Air Force Base have been charged with sexually abusing a teenage runaway who stayed with them in base housing for several months, federal prosecutors said.

An investigation into child exploitation and sexual abuse of a minor led to the arrests of Airman First Class Dalian Washington, 25, of Philadelphia, and Airman First Class Akeem Beazer, 21, of Pompano Beach, Fla., David C. Weiss, Delaware's acting U.S. attorney, said Thursday.

Lt. Katherine Vaughn with media relations at Dover Air Force Base had no immediate comment Friday about the status of the two airmen, but air-base officials released a statement saying saying were cooperating with law enforcement.

The investigation began last month after the girl, who initially was 15 years old but since has turned 16, told a social worker that she had stayed on base and had sex with the two airmen, according to court documents. She is not being identified because she is a potential victim of a sex crime.

Read the full story at USA Today.

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