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Offutt Air Force Base security officer charged with child abuse, sexual assault

New charges have been added to an alleged sexual assault incident involving an Air Force Base security officer
Published: May. 28, 2022 at 5:18 PM CDT
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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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