DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Air Force Colonel Mayan Shah refused to speak to 2 NEWS when he left the courtroom Thursday evening. But, his defense attorney, Richard Skelton, says he's remorseful and that he would never intentionally harm someone.
"I was in shock. I just felt really violated," testifies one of Shah's victims.
She took the stand Thursday.
Shah was accused of touching two women inappropriately at Dayton's Alefest in August 2012.
The victims, who were both workers at the Pub's booth, testified they were taking a group picture when Shah tried to lift up one of their skirts. They say he did it again this time touching one woman inappropriately.
Shah's attorney claimed that he had too much to drink and blacked out.
Shah took the stand in his own defense.
After an hour of deliberations, a jury found Shah guilty.
Skelton tells 2 NEWS that the biggest penalty will likely be that he has to register as a sex offender.
He also says that the 24-year veteran plans to retire from the military.
Air Force officials tell 2 NEWS they have zero tolerance for sexual imposition but can't discuss any administrative actions they may take because of privacy laws.
"This is Mayan Shah, what he said. If there is anything that Mayan Shah has done to harm another individual rot o bring disrespect to the United States of America, he'll take that to his grave," comments Skelton.
Skelton says he doesn't see any reason for an appeal in this case.
Shah will be sentenced in 4 to 6 weeks.
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