Air Force recruiter gets 27 years on sex charges

An Air Force recruiter has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault and other offenses.

A panel of officers on Friday sentenced Tech Sgt. Jaime Rodriguez at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Rodriguez faced up to life in prison.

Rodriguez previously pleaded guilty to 16 specifications from engaging in or attempting to engage in unprofessional relationships, to obstructing justice. He was also convicted of aggravated sexual assault, abusive sexual contact and non-forcible sodomy, among other counts.

An Air Force special agent testified previously that 18 women were found who said Rodriguez tried to initiate relationships with them.

Rodriguez will also be dishonorably discharged and forfeit all pay and allowances.