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Air Force officer found guilty in 6 rape cases

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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — An Air Force officer was found guilty Tuesday of raping four men and attempting to rape two others.

A nine-member military jury deliberated for about seven hours in Capt. Devery L. Taylor's court-martial. Taylor gave no reaction upon hearing the verdict.

Taylor, the former chief of patient administration at Eglin Regional Hospital, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. Sentencing was to begin today.

"I am pleased. I am emotional, but I am very, very pleased," said Maj. Kathleen Reder, a military prosecutor.

"These men can sit up a little straighter now; I am proud of them," she said of the six victims who testified.

Military prosecutors described Taylor, 38, as a serial rapist who met men in bars, spiked their drinks with the "date-rape" drug gamma-hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, and kidnapped them.