Air Force Colonel Charged with Rape & Assault

Col Eugene M. CaugheyCol Eugene M. Caughey

By Oriana Pawlyk | Air Force Times

The former Vice Commander of the 50th Space Wing, charged with rape, assault, adultery and other lewd acts, will head to a general court-martial in August, according to the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Col Eugene Marcus Caughey, currently assigned to Air Force Space Command at Peterson, was charged Dec 10 with rape and assault at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, after in late 2014 or early 2015 he allegedly used “unlawful force” to hold the victim “against the wall and floor” while committing a sexual act, charge sheet documents reveal.

He was also charged with various acts of alleged misconduct — which includes taking photos of his genitals while in uniform — dating back to 2013, according to his charge sheet.

The general court-martial convening authority Lt Gen David Buck “decided to refer the case to a general court-martial,” base spokesman Stephen Brady told Air Force Times on Tuesday. A motion hearing will take place before the trial, and is scheduled for June 27, Brady said.

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