Major Travis Burns, a pilot with the 58th Special Operations Wing, gives an overview of the controls of a CV-22 in 2016. (Air Force)

A special operations pilot at the United States Air Force Academy has been accused of raping a pre-teen on multiple occasions, according to information from the academy as well as an adult woman.

Major Travis J. Burns was due for his Article 32 hearing earlier today, which is similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding.

Burns’ sexual abuses of a minor took place in 2017 and 2018, near Colorado Springs, where the USAFA is located.

The pilot is also accused of raping a woman in New Mexico in 2013.



According to Task & Purpose, Burns is assigned to Cadet Squadron 23, in charge of plans and programs.

A member of the US Air Force since 2005, Burns has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Aerial Achievement Medal and the Joint Service Achievement Medal.



He currently faces charges of rape, rape of a child and three counts of sexual abuse of a child.

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