An Article 32 hearing for an Air Force Academy cadet accused of sexually assaulting a classmate is set to begin Monday.

It is the second Article 32, or preliminary, hearing for Cadet Second Class Brock W. Mangum.

At a hearing in November, Mangum, a junior, faced charges of sexual assault, abusive sexual contact and violating a no-contact order, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported.

The newspaper cited charging documents at the time accusing Mangum in March of pulling down the pants of a sleeping cadet and committing a sex act on the woman.

A military judge at the time recommended modifying the charges, resulting in a second Article 32.

According to the most recent charge sheet, Mangum is accused of touching the breasts of the woman without her consent in an alleged incident in January 2014 and the attempted sexual assault of the woman in March.

The military judge will recommend to the special court martial convening authority whether to send the case to court-martial or dismiss the charges.

An attempt to reach Mangum's defense attorney through the Air Force Academy was not immediately successful.

An academy spokesman, citing school policy, would not contact Mangum with an Air Force Times request for comment.

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