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Convicted sex offender retires from Air Force


An Air Force officer convicted of sexual imposition has retired at a reduced rank, according to the Air Force Material Command.

Mayan Shah, 49, of Fairborn, was formerly a colonel assigned to AFMC headquarters at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, but retired one pay grade lower at the rank of lieutenant colonel on Oct. 31, command spokeswoman Susan Murphy said in an email Tuesday.

“The Air Force does not tolerate any form of sexual assault, to include sexual imposition, and offenders are held accountable,” she said in an email.

The Air Force said additional information would not be released because of privacy act restrictions.

In June, a Dayton Municipal Court jury convicted Shah of sexual imposition, a third-degree criminal misdemeanor. During the one-day trial, an AFMC government employee testified as a witness against Shah. She alleged he had accosted her with a sexually explicit proposition in an off-duty incident at AleFest at Carillon Historical Park in August 2012.

The jury found Shah guilty of an incident involving another festival attendee who had accused him of inappropriately touching her under her skirt.

In September, Shah, a former research analyst, was reassigned to “an alternative location” outside of AFMC headquarters, the Air Force has said.

Judge Christopher D. Roberts sentenced Shah to a 60-day suspended jail sentence, 180 days of home detention, three years probation and to register as a sex offender, court records said.


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