Posted 8:57 AM 4/25/2013 : Family of sexual assault victim opposes transfer of Air Force pilot to Tucson
TUCSON - There's a push to stop the relocation of a fighter pilot to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
The officer was convicted in 2012 of sexual assault but an Air Force General later overturned the verdict claiming the evidence did not qualify as "beyond a reasonable doubt."
The victim is a longtime Tucsonan who still has family here.
On Thursday, a protest outside DM is scheduled.
Kim Hanks' family is upset both because her attacker's conviction was overturned and that he's been re-assigned to Tucson and Davis Monthan.
Lt. Col. James Wilkerson began his new post this week, as the Chief of Flight Safety on base.
Hanks' family says the air force failed to notify them where Wilkerson was being transferred until after the decision had been made.
Thursday at 4:30 the Hanks family and sexual assault survivor groups will gather outside DM in protest.
They'll also be collecting signatures.
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