ABC 22 News Team
- Alexandra Lewis
- Amber Watson
- Elyse Coulter
- Hilary Zalla
- Kelly May
- Kristine Frazao
- Nicole Grigg
- Rhonda Moore
- Ann Reynolds
High: 86 Winds: SE 4-8 mph
Tonight: Partly Cloudy and Pleasant - Slight Mugginess.
Low: 67 ...
Lt. Col. Under Investigation Responds to Sex Crime Investigation
DAYTON -- The high ranking Air Force official at the center of a sex investigation is denying all allegations against him. Lt. Col. Val Finnell is a program director at Wright Patt's school of Aerospace Medicine.
"There is no physical evidence of anything happening. There is no other thing that substantiates the allegations and if there is anything we are asking the police dept to turn it over to us so we can defend it," said the family attorney Ralph Wilcoxson.
He says Lt. Finnell and his family are seeking counseling as they try to deal with the allegations that he committed sex crimes against a child.
"He absolutely denies it and he was absolutely flabbergasted because this came out of nowhere," he said.
Dayton Police served a search warrant Thursday at a home on Jackson Street in the Oregon District. They removed computers and other electronic devices.
"These items are items we offered to them for months ago and they didn't want to take them and now they're taking them, so we're not sure what changed in their aggressiveness," said Wilcoxson.
So far, no charges have been filed, but it still came as a shock to neighbors and Finnell's landlord.
"Yes I'm very surprised." landlord Jeff Fisher said. "This is an Officer in the United States Air force. The perfect tenant."
Wilcoxson says Finnell has been cooperating since the investigation first began in April.
"We've also completed a stress test that Val passed with flying colors, they weren't interested in that," said Wilcoxson. "We offered to take a polygraph test with an examiner of their choosing and they declined that, so we're not really sure what the police dept is looking for."
Lt. Finnell has been at WPAFB for about a year.
READ:Wright-Patt Officials Respond To Lt. Col. Under Investigation
Read the statement from WPAFB:
Lt. Col. Val Finnell is the program director for the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The allegations against Colonel Finnell are currently under investigation and we are unable to provide any specifics at this time.
Our Airmen are held to a high standard. All allegations of criminal misconduct against Airmen are taken seriously and will go through the appropriate process.
Border CrisisGet the latest developments on the border control issue!
Chefs CornerWe often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes. Watch those video segments on this page.
Pay It ForwardRiver Valley Credit Union, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
Health Care ReformThe Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.
Secrets Of A ThiefWe expose the "Secrets Of A Thief". Sponsored by Shiver Security.
Cool SchoolsOur children are the way of the future and it all starts with our schools. Join us as our Hilary Zalla goes inside schools around the Miami Valley to find out what cool things students and teachers are ...
Town HallJoin in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
No Text ZoneTexting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
Washington TimesPolitics, Breaking News, US and World News.
On Time TrafficGet the latest traffic information and updates here!
School ClosingsGet the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
Save Local TVFind out how you can save local TV right here!
Raw NewsWatch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
Pump PatrolFind the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
Political PulseArmstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
News LinksThese links were chosen by the newsroom for their newsworthy content. These sites enhance the news stories that aired on the newscast on the dates cited.
Menard's Around the HouseMenards Around the House how-to videos give you tips for those much needed home improvements!
On the MoveGet the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
Good MorningIt's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
Top StoriesGet up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
Your Voice. Your Future.As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
Waste WatchHow are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.
US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed in July.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
JOAN RIVERS SUFFERS CARDIAC ARREST
NEW YORK (AP) -- On Wednesday, Joan Rivers seemed the picture of health -- as she attended an event for Time Incorporated employees in New York.
SEX IN CLASSROOM
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania teacher is back in the classroom -- after being fired for having sex in a classroom.
IN THE NEWS: APPLE SETS DATE FOR ANNOUNCING NEW PRODUCTS
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- So, what does Apple have up its sleeve when it comes to new products?
Tonight on ABC 22
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Family Feud
7:30 pm ..... Family Feud
8:00 pm ..... Last Man Standing
8:30 pm ..... Last Man standing
9:00 pm ..... Shark Tank
10:00 pm ... 20/20
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:15 pm ... ABC 22 Football Friday
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline