Ex-Lackland instructor guilty in sex scandal case

Staff Sgt. Craig LeBlanc found not guilty on most serious charge

A former Basic Training instructor at Lackland Air Force Base has been found guilty of trying to develop a relationship with a trainee and for making a false official statement.

Staff Sgt. Craig LeBlanc pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine misconduct-related charges and specifications during his court-martial at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

However, on Thursday morning, he was found not guilty of aggravated sexual assault, the most serious charge against him.

A military judge deliberated for two hours and 15 minutes before delivering his verdict.

On Thursday afternoon, LeBlanc was sentenced to 30 months of confinement. He also received a reduction to the lowest enlisted rank and a dishonorable discharge.

He had previously been accused of sexually assaulting and pursuing a sexual relationship with one female trainee and having a wrongful sexual relationship with another.

His trial was postponed in October for further investigation.

He's one of 20 Basic Training instructors who've been implicated in allegations of sexual misconduct with trainees.