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McConnell Senior Master Sgt. faces federal sex charges in Texas

Sr. Master Sgt Paul F. Grimm
Sr. Master Sgt Paul F. GrimmGalveston County Sheriff Dept. photo/released

In information released today by Kansas.com, it was learned that Senior Master Sgt. Paul Francis Grimm, 42, stationed at McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kan., faces federal charges of having sex with an underage girl and transporting her across state lines.

Grimm, who currently lives in Goddard, admits to meeting the girl through a family member when he lived in Ohio and also admits to staying in touch.

The alleged sex crime happened last month when Grimm was on leave. He arranged for the unnamed girl to fly from Cleveland to Houston and accompany him on a cruise that set sail March 24.

Suspicions arose March 29, as the duo disembarked the cruise ship.

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agent noticed the returning passengers had different last names and there was a remarkable discrepancy in their ages. They were obviously not father-daughter cruisers.

The FBI was notified.

Senior Master Sgt. Grimm works full time at McConnell Air Force Base as the facilities manager for the Guard’s 184th Intelligence Wing. He joined the Kansas Air Guard in 2003.

Reportedly Grimm is the father of two children.

There is a preliminary hearing set April 18 in Galveston, Texas.

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