Air Force Tech Sgt. Accused Of Sex Crimes With 13 Year Old Boy

Goldsboro, NC - An Air Force tech sergeant is accused of sex crimes with a 13-year-old boy.

Technical Sergeant Jeremiah Powers, who is stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, has been charged with statutory sex offense, indecent liberties with a child and disseminating harmful material to a minor.

Wayne County deputies say they began their investigation last Sunday when the family of the victim reported a possible sexual assault.

In a statement, the Air Force Base said, "This allegation is of a very serious nature and has been handled appropriately. The Air Force will and has cooperated fully with Wayne County Sherriff's Office to ensure due process of the law and a thorough investigation into allegations regarding Technical Sergeant Jeremiah Powers. He is currently assigned to the 4th Equipment Maintenance Squadron. Specific actions of the Air Force will depend on the results of the investigation."

Powers is in jail on a $500,000 secured bond.


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  • by cant say Location: eurpoe on Jun 11, 2010 at 05:28 AM
    any more to come of this? what is the whole story i cant find too much.
  • by Mom in NC Location: NC on Mar 15, 2009 at 06:31 AM
    I wanted to let everyone know. That his bond was dropped Thursday of this week and will be walking the streets. He also said he did it and the dropped his bond from 500,000 to 250,00.
  • by US_Marine on Jan 31, 2009 at 12:34 PM
    On another note – the comment about Got News needing better friends was because Mr News generalized all Marines based on his friends’ experiences. He stated we join for college benefits, have no other choice, are poor to begin with, or family tradition. The family tradition I can see but not the others. The Army has much better benefits and is much easier to join then the Corps. One simply does not join the Corps for college if that is the main purpose. And gone are the days the judge says join the service or go to jail. You can’t be a Marine with a felony or domestic violence conviction. Not knocking the Army. I’ve worked with many Soldiers and have a lot of respect for them.
  • by US_Marine Location: Midwest on Jan 31, 2009 at 12:21 PM
    Some of you people spouting "Bring them home" and suggesting we were brainwashed are just clueless. Being highly trained is not the same as being brainwashed. And we have plenty of folks defending our home front. We NEED a military that can and does go overseas to prevent the necessity of defending the home front. Those who join the Marines do it not for the pay or college as the Marines has the smallest benefit package in that regard. And I agree that it matters not why you join (well for the most part - those who join for the simple reason of serving their country typically serve better). And you get bad people in every social situation!
  • by i got the news Location: itsinmypants on Jan 31, 2009 at 10:37 AM
    I can tell you why I didn't join the marines because I did not feel like getting brainwashed and having someone send me over seas. I decided to stay home where most marines are needed instead of going all of the world. I have already graduated college and have two degrees. The only people using nose candy are the ones like the marine above and the one who killed his pregnant girlfriend, buried her, and went to Mexico. I support and respect our military. BRING THEM HOME!
  • by Porcupottomus Location: Imaginationland on Jan 31, 2009 at 09:20 AM
    Devil Dog, have you ever wrestled down a raging Porcupottomus? Your skill set will mean nothing until you do.
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on Jan 31, 2009 at 02:18 AM
    To.. i've got news. You been using too much "nose candy". You don't have a clue and you are going to college? The reason people don't join the MARINES is because they couldn't hack the training and mission assignments. Been there.... done that for 21 years!
  • by OK Location: NC on Jan 31, 2009 at 12:18 AM
    To Randeemsee and i got the news: I agree with you both. I know a lot of great people who serve or have served in the armed forces. Not one of them has said the idea of serving their country was their main reason for joining. Mostly they joined for school and money. Many of them had families to support or had parents who were unable or unwilling to offer financial support beyond high school. I also know a few who were trying to avoid legal problems. It doesn’t matter why they joined. What matters is that they did and they did a good job.
  • by Randeemsee on Jan 30, 2009 at 07:40 PM
    Why are you bashing Igotthenews' friends? Why is it a big deal they wanted to join the military for an education? Sounds as if they were taking responsibility and improving their lives. BTW US Marine, did you not say you had a bachelor's degree? How do we know you didn't join the military to get an education? I am glad you love your job, but the fact is that a lot of people do join the military because their isn't many other options left open to them. That doesn't degrade the job though. The same goes for teaching. I am a teacher and I love my job, but I do know some people go into teaching (lateral entry) because they feel it is the only option left to do something with their degree, but teaching is still an important job. Same goes for the military. And Marine, I would rather you be here guarding the homefront. I think you guys could do wonders dealing with the rising gang problem. Although I do not support the war, I support you guys.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 30, 2009 at 03:23 PM
    Lil man, the reason I can say stuff like that is thanks to the Bill of Rights. The people who actually thought of the Bill of Rights were anti-military. Obama read my post before you bash. I said I respect their decisions. I know they sacrafice a lot and their spouses do too. However, police officers do it everyday. They do it right here in our town. I am sure instead of lunch they would rather have a beer though.
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