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Air Force Cadet pleads guilty to assault, gets prison term

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Posted at 11:38 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 00:38:44-04

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The military says a U.S. Air Force Academy cadet who was charged with sexual misconduct has pleaded guilty to assault.

Andrew Hong was sentenced to eight months in prison and expelled from the academy at a hearing on Tuesday.

Hong had been charged with abusive sexual contact and attempted abusive sexual contact. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in an agreement with commanders.

Academy officials say the victim of the attack supported the agreement.