HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- An employee at Hill Air Force Base has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery dealing with incidents near the base's fitness center.
According to federal court documents, James Milton Busby, 34, of Roy, intentionally touched the breasts of three women Nov. 8 near the Warrior Fitness Center.
The misdemeanor charge is punishable by up to a year in prison. No court date has been scheduled.
Since 2005, Busby, a Seattle native, has worked in vehicle management in the civil service and Air Force Reserves.
On Thursday afternoon, Rich Essary, Hill Air Force Base spokesman, said in an email to the Standard-Examiner, "Mr. Busby is employed by the Air Force in the 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron on Hill AFB. He is also a technical sergeant in the 419th Fighter Wing, a Reserve organization on the installation. The alleged incidents occurred while Mr. Busby was acting in his civilian capacity and not his military capacity. The Air Force takes all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously. No further information will be released until the judicial process is completed."
This is the second sexual battery charge in the past few years dealing with an incident at the fitness center.
In March of 2011, Douglas J. Hammond, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and former Syracuse city councilman, was sentenced to 24 months of probation for touching a man's genitals in the facility's steam room. That incident took place Dec. 10, 2009.