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Air Guardsman from Goddard indicted on fed sex charge in Texas

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, April 28, 2014, at 1:59 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 5:20 p.m.


A Kansas Air National Guardsman from Goddard has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on a federal sex charge.

Paul Francis Grimm, 42, was indicted Thursday on one count of taking a minor from Ohio across state lines with the intent of having sex with her, according to documents filed by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Grimm, a senior master sergeant who works full time at McConnell Air Force Base, is being held in the Galveston County Jail in Texas.

He was arrested March 29 in Galveston after he and the girl, who is under 18, got off a cruise ship, according to the criminal complaint.

U.S. Customs found naked pictures of the girl on Grimm’s cellphone. The girl told FBI agents she had sex with Grimm.

Grimm met the girl in Ohio when he lived there several years ago and paid her airfare to fly to Galveston. The girl was a family acquaintance, the complaint said.

Reach Rick Plumlee at 316-268-6660 or rplumlee@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rickplumlee.

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