Court-martial in Air Force sex scandal to beginIn this June 22, 2012 image made from video, female airmen march during graduation at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. A widening sex scandal has rocked Lackland, one of the nation's busiest military training centers, where four male instructors are charged with having sex with, and in one case raping, female trainees. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)
AP) SAN ANTONIO - Military officials say the initial flirtations that Staff Sgt. Luis Walker directed at the women he trained at a Texas Air Force base became something more sinister: threats and intimidation that led to sex and eventually rape.
Walker is among 12 instructors at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio who are being investigated in a widening sex scandal that has rocked one of the nation's busiest military training centers.
Walker's court-martial is scheduled to begin Monday.
He faces the most serious charges in the case ó 28 counts, including rape, aggravated sexual contact and multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault. He could get up to life in prison and a dishonorable discharge if convicted.
The 10 female recruits Walker is accused of either sexually assaulting or engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct with are expected to testify during the court-martial at Lackland. A seven-member jury made up of military personnel will decide the case.
At least 31 female trainees have been identified as victims in the sex scandal.http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57472742/court-martial-in-air-force-sex-scandal-to-begin/?tag=cbsnewsLeadStoriesAreaMain