A junior at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, who has been accused of sexual assault will face a court-martial Monday.
The academy said Thursday that Cadet 2nd Class Armis J. Sunday faces one charge and one specification of sexual assault by causing bodily harm. According to the charge sheet provided by the academy, Sunday is accused of penetrating an unidentified woman with his finger without her consent. The alleged violation of Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice is said to have taken place at or near the academy, on or about April 15, 2017.
Sunday faced an Article 32 hearing last July, which determined there was probable cause to hold a court-martial on the allegation.
But in the months after Sunday’s first Article 32 hearing, new allegations emerged about another alleged assault against a different victim. A second Article 32 was held last October on those new charges, which included two alleged violations of Article 120 for allegedly sexually assaulting a victim who was drunk and unable to consent. Sunday was also charged with two specifications of violating Article 120c, for allegedly wrongfully photographing and distributing a photograph of another’s private area.
Next week’s court-martial will not address those charges. Academy spokeswoman Tech. Sgt. Tabitha Lee said a final decision on whether those charges would be referred to a separate court-martial has not yet been made.
The academy emphasized that the charge is an accusation, and that Sunday is presumed innocent until proven guilty.