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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