Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual abuse at Kirtland Air Force Base

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Zechariah Freemen, 45, was sentenced in federal court today to 10 years and one month for sexual abuse. A federal jury convicted Freeman on July 30, 2021.

A federal grand jury indicted Freemen on Jan. 9, 2020. According to the indictment and other court records, on the evening of June 15, 2019, Freeman, a civilian, attended a gathering at a house on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, where the victim was also present. In the early morning hours of June 16, 2019, Freeman sexually abused the victim while she was physically incapable of declining or communicating her unwillingness to participate.

Upon his release from prison, Freeman will be subject to five years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender.

The United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations investigated this case with assistance from the Albuquerque Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Letitia Simms and Sarah Mease prosecuted the case.