Air Force Academy Ethics Instructor Arrested in Attempt to Lure Teen Online

Capt Paul Sikkema of the United States Air Force Academy.
Capt Paul Sikkema of the United States Air Force Academy.

By Spirit of ’76 | AuxBeacon News Contributor

Capt Paul Sikkema was serving as an ethics instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy when he, according to Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, attempted to lure an undercover officer he believed to be a 14-year-old girl to meet him. He described his genitals and expressed his eagerness to perform sexual acts. The crime is a class 4 felony.

Documents revealed that “the professor” and former academy graduate had asked if the fictional 14-year-old was virgin and if she might just be “into older guys”.

Capt Sikkema graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2012. According to his official Air Force Biography, he earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Georgia State University in 2014, writing a thesis on the ethics of targeted killing. He attended intelligence officer training and instructed with the 337th Air Control Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.

In 2017 Capt Sikkema returned to his Colorado Springs alma mater to join the philosophy department where he was able to teach ethics to America’s future leaders.

Air Force Academy Superintendent Jay B. Silveria is having a busy month.

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