[Editor’s Note: His many supporters believe that he will be exonerated.]
Col Jason Costello, an F-22 fighter pilot and intelligence analyst stationed at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, will face a military trial in October on charges of allegedly assaulting or groping women on three occasions beginning in 2012.
According to the charge sheet, Costello allegedly had sex with a sleeping woman in Rhode Island between late October and December of 2014, when he knew or should have known she was asleep.
He is also accused of digitally penetrating an unidentified woman between September and November 2012, without consent and with the intent to gratify his sexual desire.
“Col Jason Costello remains in an active-duty status and while we are not permitted to discuss specifics, Col Costello has been removed from all operational duties,” said a NORTHCOM spokesperson on May 9th.