The Air Force Office of Special Investigations has classified Technical Sergeant David Lawrence Helm as a fugitive who is wanted for questioning in an ongoing investigation. Helm is assigned to the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, outside St. Louis.
Military documents provided to The Associated Press on Monday show that Helm is accused of sexually assaulting a girl between the ages of 12 and 16 at several locations in 2013 and 2014, including Scott Air Force Base; Dayton, Ohio; and LaFollette and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Helm was scheduled to appear in a military court Monday. Air Force officials said a judge has delayed the hearing.
The nine violations Helm is accused of include charges of sexual assault, sexual abuse of a child, simple assault and taking an indecent photograph of the victim without her consent.