Trial delayed for man accused of criminal sex act at air base

The trial of an Air Force reservist accused of a sex crime at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will be continued as prosecutors seek to get evidence admitted about Kyle Jordan’s other alleged sexual assault victims.

Jordan, a former Butler County corrections officer, faces four counts, including one for engaging in a sex act with a woman identified as Jane Doe “who was incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct,” according to federal court records.

Jordan was re-indicted this fall on three more counts — one count of tampering with a witness and two counts of willfully making a false statement to investigators.

An arraignment and best case/worst case hearing was held Monday in which Jordan pleaded not guilty to all counts. A telephone conference was scheduled for Dec. 5.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys jointly filed to vacate the Nov. 28 trial date due to scheduling conflicts on both sides.

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Prosecutors also asked U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice to admit evidence about Jordan’s alleged prior sexual assaults. Rice allowed the motion to be filed under seal “to maintain the anonymity of potential past sexual assault victims” until the court decides if the government may introduce some or all of that evidence at trial.

The superseding indictment alleged that Jordan “knowingly corruptly persuaded B.G., a person known to the grand jury” on Dec. 15, 2015, by sending a text message to B.G. instructing that, “if anyone asks,” B.G. was to falsely state that he stayed the night at the temporary lodging facility at which Jordan was staying Dec. 5-6, 2015.

That matches the place and location of the alleged sexual assault that happened at a Christmas party, according to one of Jordan’s defense attorney.

Jordan also was indicted on two counts of making false statements on Dec. 17, 2015, regarding his denial of having sexual intercourse with Jane Doe and that B.G. stayed the night at the temporary lodging facility on Dec. 5-6, 2015.

The sexual assault charge carries a penalty of no incarceration to life in prison, the witness tampering includes a punishment of from zero to 20 years and the false statement counts carry penalties of zero to five years. The three new counts also have maximums of $250,000 fines per count.

Jordan’s attorneys have said Jordan served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan while rising to staff sergeant before his 2013 honorable discharge.

According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Jordan served as a full-time corrections officer between February 2014 and February 2015 before resigning. Jordan has been free on bond that includes electronic monitoring.

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