DAYTON, Ohio -- A female airman says she said "no" repeatedly just before a chief master sergeant had sex with her in his office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
The woman testified she didn't fight back or scream because she was stunned, dazed and feared the power and influence of 27-year veteran William Gurney, who was the top-ranking enlisted man at the Air Force Materiel Command at the base near Dayton.
Gurney's attorney says the woman, a master sergeant, only recently said for the first time she had sex against her will, after earlier sworn statements.
She testified Wednesday in the first day of a hearing into allegations that Gurney sexually harassed female subordinates. A military judge is presiding and will help decide whether the charges go forward.