The documents also said matters escalated when Bennett enticed one of the boys to travel with him to Louisiana, where he was stationed, to engage in illicit sexual conduct with each other.
"While in the Dayton area to pick up the one boy, he engaged in similar illicit sexual conduct with the other boy, in the darkness and secrecy of a hotel room where yet even more boys were present," court documents allege.
A pre-sentence investigation report identified two other teenage boys who were interviewed by agents investigating. Bennett's attorney objected to the inclusion of the other boys in the report because they were not mentioned in the statement of facts supporting a guilty plea.
After his honorable discharge from the Air Force in 2010, Bennett worked for the Village Network, a treatment facility for boys charged with or convicted of sex offenses, court documents say. Bennett no longer works there and has been on house arrest for a year.
Federal public defender Thomas Anderson wrote that Bennett accepted responsibility for inappropriate sexual conduct with two teenagers, but that "There is nothing before the court to suggest Mr. Bennett is a pedophile — the victims in this case were adolescent boys."
In a sentencing memorandum, Patel wrote: "He not only betrayed the trust of the two boys and their families, but of the USAF and the American public as well."