Offutt Air Force Base security officer charged with child abuse, sexual assault
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - An Air Force security officer finds himself behind bars for alleged sex crimes.
John Channels, 27, was booked into Douglas County Jail Friday afternoon for charges of child abuse and first-degree sexual assault. Prosecutors have also since added porn charges.
According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the victim was a 14-year-old female. Channels was allegedly the victim’s Taekwondo instructor.
The arrest happened after a four-month investigation, law enforcement says.
Channels is an Air Force civilian security officer at Offutt Air Force Base. He is also the president and CEO of a local security company.
It’s currently unclear if Channels was employed at the base at the time of the alleged sexual assault.
This is a developing story. Stay with 6 News for the latest.
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