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Published January 16, 2014, 12:18 PM

Airman sentenced for sexual assault

An airman at the Grand Forks Air Force Base has been sentenced to 34 years in prison for raping a woman in base house on August 10 of last year.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

An airman at the Grand Forks Air Force Base has been sentenced to 34 years in prison for raping a woman in base house on August 10 of last year.

Air Force Judge Colonel Natalie Richardson also sentenced Senior Airman Jory Hodge to a dishonorable discharge and forfeiture of all pay and allowance in the general court-martial. He is also required to register as a sex offender.

Hodge will serve only 20 years per a pre-trial agreement which requires him to plead guilty to all charges including rape by threat or fear, sodomy, assault consummated by a battery, burglary and communicating a threat.

According to the report, hodge left his home after a party, drove to the on-base house of an airman who he knew was deployed and climbed in through a window. He told the court his intention was to have sex with the airman's wife, even if it meant "without her consent."

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