[UPDATE] Local Air Force Airman Arrested for Having Sex With Minor

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

[UPDATE] 4-11 Noon -

An airman from Moody Air Force Base pleads guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old Iowa girl he met online and bringing her to Georgia.

The US District Court says 28-year-old Gary Archer pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts: both traveling across state lines to Iowa to have sex with the girl, and transporting her to Georgia to have sex with him.

Indictment papers show Archer met the girl in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in May of last year, and that she was in Valdosta two-months later. Officials say she stayed at a local hotel and his apartment for a month.

According to the indictment Archer tricked the teen's parents into letting her visit Georgia by disguising his voice as a woman's.


[UPDATE] 3-08-11 6:22pm

The United States Attorney's Office of Northern Iowa says 28-year-old Gary Archer met the teen on-line and carried on a relationship with her from May to July 2010.

Officials say Archer spent one week in Iowa and then the teen came down to Georgia and spent a month with the airman.

According to reports from the teen, Archer would pretend to be a sick friend and the parent of that friend to trick her parents into allowing her to come to Georgia.

"Under no circumstance, do you need to let your child travel anywhere where you not knowing who exactly and what exactly they're going to do, who they're going to see," said Detective Roy Hart.

Archer was arrested on January 31st at Moody Air Force Base. He is charged with one count of interstate travel to sexual abuse a child and one count of transporting a child in interstate commerce for unlawful sex.

He is being held in the Linn County jail and has been denied bail.

Archer's Trial is scheduled for April 25Th.

A Moody airmen is arrested, accused of having sex with a minor. The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office says 28-year-old Senior Airmen Gary Archer had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Deputies say Archer met a girl from Cedar Rapids, Iowa on-line and carried on a relationship with her for two to three months.

Deputies say Archer made a trip to Iowa to visit the girl and she also visited him in Valdosta.

We'll have much more tonight on Eyewitness News.

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