FBI sex st­ing snares Air Force lieu­tenant colonel in Ge­or­gia

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An FBI sex st­ing snared a lieu­tenant colonel in the Air Force, who is now ac­cused of try­ing to meet a 14-year-old girl at a ho­tel af­ter the two talked on­line.

The At­lanta Jour­nalCon­sti­tu­tion re­ported 47-year-old Air Force Lt. Col. Wil­lie New­son was ar­rested Tues­day at a Marietta ho­tel on charges of child ex­ploita­tion. Au­thor­i­ties said New­son was try­ing to meet up with a teen he met on a dat­ing app. But the teen was re­ally an un­der­cover of­fi­cer.

Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of De­fense spokes­woman De­siree Bamba said New­son is on the com­mand staff of the state Air Na­tional Guard.

Bamba said New­son was placed on leave pend­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion’s out­come. It’s un­clear if New­son has a lawyer.

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