COLORADO SPRINGS – An Article 32 hearing is scheduled for Feb. 25 for Air Force Cadet 3rd Class John-Paul Thompson. He faces charges of failure to obey a non-contact order, sexual assault, and producing child pornography of a 17-year-old.
An Article 32 hearing is similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding. Its primary purpose is determining if probable cause exists to advance the charges to a Court Martial.
Thompson’s hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m.
Earlier this year, News5’s Jessica Barreto detailed a new report on the continuing problem of sexual assault and violence at U.S. Military Academies.