Air Force colonel charged with rape in central New York

ROME, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a U.S. Air Force officer based at a military research facility in central New York has been charged with rape.

Troopers say 49-year-old Andrew Green of Jamesville, New York, was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree rape for having sex with a female under the age of 17 in a Syracuse-area town.

Military officials at Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base tell the Observer-Dispatch of Utica ( that Green is a colonel who works as a division chief at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York.

Green was released from the Onondaga County jail after posting bail. It couldn’t immediately be learned from authorities whether he has a lawyer who could comment on the charges.