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Air Force Athletes Used Date Rape Drug, Smoked Synthetic Pot

According to a series of articles by the Colorado Springs Gazette, cadet athletes engaged in a number of sexual assaults using roofies.

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By Paul Gaita

08/05/14

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Allegations of U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes using “roofies” to commit sexual assault and smoking synthetic marijuana have led to a special investigation by the Academy’s superintendent into a host of other misconduct issues leveled at their athletic department.

The investigation was prompted by a series of articles by the Colorado Springs Gazette, which uncovered reports about cadets involved in the academy’s athletic department engaging in misbehavior ranging from academic violations to criminal activity, including the aforementioned incidents, which date back to 2010.

The most egregious of these allegations concerned a party held on December 2, 2011 to celebrate the football team’s win over Colorado State. A confidential informant told investigators that a special container was reserved for female partygoers that contained rum laced with the powerful sedative flunitrazepam, also known as “roofies” and notorious for its use as a date rape drug.

According to the informant, several male cadets were engaged in sexual intercourse with women at the party, while “four or five females did not recall what occurred the following day after the party.” Cadets were also reported to have smoked Spice at the same event.

Though no charges were filed as a direct result of the party, the school’s Office of Special Investigations (OSI) launched a probe into the activities of 32 cadets, including 16 members of the football team. From that investigation, three cadets, including two football players, were convicted of sexual assault and sentenced to jail terms that ranged between six to eight months.

The problems incurred during the period covered by the investigation are not the only time the Air Force Academy has been plagued by issues of sexual assault and substance abuse issues. Forty-five assaults were reported during the 2012-2013 academic year, which accounted for two-thirds of the 70 assaults reported at all three major military academies that year.

In an effort to directly impact the “subcultures” within the academy that “do not align with [their] institutional core values,” said academy Superintendent Lt. General Michelle Johnson, the Air Force has taken steps to address the problems within the athletic department in accordance with an investigation by the Inspector General.

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