Utah Wing Civil Air Patrol Member Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse

Civil Air Patrol cadet

By Jennifer Weaver | KUTV Channel 2 News

[Editor’s Note: Alexander Winward was a cadet officer from the Thunderbird Cadet Squadron of Utah Wing. In 2016, he participated in CAP Civic Leadership Academy, the CAP Cadet Officer School and the CAP Air Force Pararescue Orientation. A Civil Air Patrol cadet revealed Winward’s connection to the organization on December 2nd 2017 on his Swivel Chair Patrol twitter feed.]

(KUTV) — Alexander Winward pleaded guilty Monday in 2nd District Court in Farmington to four first-degree felony accounts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

Winward was arrested in September 2017 for molesting 9 boys between the ages of 7 and 12 at his home over a period of about a year.

He was 18 years old when he was charged with eight felony counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child after engaging in inappropriate sexual contact on multiple occasions, according to charging documents.

Police said Winward would tell his victims that he wanted to “play a game,” after which he pulled down their pants and fondled them.

Winward will be sentenced on July 10th.

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