An Air Force Academy cadet was found not guilty during his court martial proceedings on Friday.
A panel of eight officers acquitted Cadet 2nd Class Zachery Chubb, who was charged with one count of rape and two counts of abusive sexual contact in violation of Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, according to a release from the Academy.
According to his original charge sheet, Chubb, was charged March 16, 2015 with allegedly penetrated a woman with his finger and touched her buttocks without her consent. He also placed her hand on his penis without the victim’s consent. All three specifications relate to the single incident, which happened around Oct. 18, 2014, the Air Force said.
A second specification of abusive sexual contact had been added before Chubb’s court martial began on Feb 29; Chubb had previously been charged with only one count. The Academy did not account for why the specification was changed.
The Academy said it would hereafter “make all efforts to protect and support both Cadet Chubb and the alleged victim,” the release said.