Trial Set for Air Force Chief Accused of Harassment

Brett Blume

MASCOUTAH, Ill. (AP) –  Court-martial proceedings will be held in Metro East Illinois for an Ohio-based chief master sergeant accused of sexually harassing 10 female subordinates.

William Gurney is scheduled to go on trial Monday at Scott Air Force Base near Mascoutah, with expectations the
proceedings might last a week.

Gurney is a 27-year Air Force veteran who was the top-ranking enlisted man at the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, when the allegations surfaced in 2009.

Gurney has been assigned to administrative duties. He hasn’t commented publicly and hasn’t entered a plea.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved


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