Ex-RAF man guilty of sex offences

Published: Thursday 9th October 2014 by The News Editor

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A former RAF officer has been found guilty of committing 23 sex offences at a German base in 1980s.

Eddie Graham, a former RAF technician, pleaded guilty to 16 offences and was convicted guilty of another seven at a court martial in Bulford, Wiltshire, today.

Investigations centred around up to 11 individuals who may have been his victims. The offences took place at RAF Gatow in Berlin between 1981 and 1989.

The military panel found Graham guilty of of indecency with a child and of six counts of indecent assault on men. Sentencing has been adjourned until November 10.

Graham left the RAF about 10 years ago.

After the ruling, Squadron Leader Nicholas Card, Officer Commanding RAF Special Investigations and Intelligence Branch (South), who was the senior investigating officer in the case, said: “The RAF takes allegations of this nature very seriously and is dedicated to investigating them thoroughly.

“This has been a long and detailed investigation and, from the very beginning, our main focus has been and remains on ensuring that the victims and their families receive the fullest support throughout this extremely difficult time.

“We would urge anyone who feels they may have been affected by the actions of Mr Graham, or any other individuals, to contact us in absolute confidence via the Service Police Crime Bureau.”

The RAF said there were “a number” of ongoing RAF investigations relating to allegations of historical sexual offences.

Published: Thursday 9th October 2014 by The News Editor

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