Ex-US Air Force officer sentenced for sexual abuse of minor

Louisiana News

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A former airman has been sentenced to prison for the sexual abuse of a minor.

U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. sentenced 53-year-old Julio M. Gomez, of Blanchard, Oklahoma, on Monday to three years and a day in prison and five years of supervised release for the crime.

Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook said in a news release that Gomez also was ordered to pay $29,900 in restitution to the victim and a $10,000 fine.

Gomez pleaded guilty in the case on Oct. 3, 2019. The alleged crime occurred while Gomez was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana.

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