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High Ranking Air Force Colonel Charged With Rape Found Dead In His Home

September 27, 2016

Air Force officials said Monday that a high ranking Air Force Space Command officer was found dead in his home in Colorado after police received reports of suicide.

Col. Eugene Caughey, 46 was found in his off-base home on Sunday. Police are now awaiting autopsy results which could more than a month to produce results.

Caughey was a vice commander of the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base outside Colorado Springs, which operates satellite systems for civilian and military purposes.

Caughey was accused of raping a woman at Schriever Air Force Base in late 2014 or early 2015 while “holding her against the wall and floor using physical strength or violence,”according to court documents.

He was also charged with adultery, indecent filming or photography, dereliction of duty and conduct unbecoming an officer.

He is accused of exposing his genitals while in uniform and twice groping women.

He had his court-martial scheduled for October 17.

According to a story on the Schriever Air Force Base website, Caughey is a survivor of the September 11 Pentagon attacks.