Former Del. airmen sentenced to 10 years in child sex case

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- A former Dover Air Force Base airman has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking of a child.

Dalian Washington, who faced a potential life sentence, received the minimum mandatory sentence Tuesday from a federal judge in Wilmington.

In return for Washington's guilty plea, prosecutors dropped charges of sex abuse of a minor and conspiracy to commit child sex trafficking.

Washington and another airman, Akeem Beazer, were arrested last April after a young teen, who officials say had a troubled home life and often lived on the street, told a social worker that she had stayed on the military base and had sex with service members.

Beazer was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a minor.