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UPDATE:Wright-Patt Officials Respond To Lt. Col. Under Investigation
UPDATE: DAYTON -- Wright Patterson Air Force Base officials respond to a sex investigation regarding a high-ranking official.
Friday morning, base officials released the following statement:
"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."
Dayton Police served a search warrant at a home on Jackson street, Thursday afternoon in the Oregon District.
Detectives with the Special Victims Unit said the man who lives in the home is being investigated for sex charges involving a child.
According to the land lord, the man who is renting the home is Lt. Col. Val Finnell.
ABC 22/ FOX 45 NEWS discovered Lt. Col. Finnell is the current Program Director for the Residency Program at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine.
Detectives carried out computers and other electronic devices out of the home.
"The evidence that we were looking for was there, and it will be submitted for forensic analysis." Dayton Police Lt. Kenneth Beall said.
So far no charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.
The land lord , Jeff Fisher, said he's shocked about the allegations.
"Yes I'm very surprised." Fisher said. "This is an Officer in the United States Air force. The perfect tenant."
Fisher said the Lt. Col. has been renting the home for the last year and has never had any problems.
Police said they will give all evidence to prosecutors to see if charges will be filed.
DAYTON -- An investigation is ongoing involving possible sex charges of a high-ranking Wright-Patterson Air Force Base official.
Dayton Police served a search warrant today at a home on Jackson Street in the Oregon District.
Reporter Chelby Kosto talked to the homeowner, who told us Lt. Col. Val Finnell, MD has been renting the home with his wife and two kids for about a year and a half. The landlord said Finnell works at the School of Aerospace Medicine Program.
Police said the warrant is part of an ongoing investigation of allegations of sexual impropriety.
So far, there have been no charges filed or any arrests.
Police seized computers and other items from the home.
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