Crime in the Military

FBI: US Army Sergeant Arrested in South Florida Sex Sting

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The FBI says a U.S. Army sergeant was arrested in South Florida when he showed up for what he thought would be a sexual encounter with underage girls. The SunSentinel reports 26-year-old Alexis Kirk Torres was communicating with an undercover law enforcement officer and Monday's meeting in a parking lot was a sting. Torr... more

Senior Navy Official Charged With Brandishing a Firearm

A video screen grab shows Karnig Ohannessian, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Environment, pointing a weapon at young people outside his Fairfax, Va., home. (YouTube)

WASHINGTON — A Navy deputy assistant secretary was charged Tuesday in Virginia with brandishing a firearm after video surfaced online of him threatening men in front of his house with a handgun. Karnig Ohannessian, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for the environment, faces three misdemeanor counts of brandishing a firearm for the... more

Air Force Colonel Charged with Possessing Child Pornography


SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — An Air Force colonel who served as vice commander of the 20th Fighter Wing until he was demoted in February has been charged with possessing child pornography and obstructing justice. The Air Force said in a news release Monday that Col. William R. Jones faces a preliminary hearing on Aug. 8. Jones, a command pilot ... more

Pentagon Downplays Military Service of Gunmen Who Shot Police

This frame grab made from a video posted on YouTube on July 10, 2016, shows Gavin Eugene Long speaking as his online persona Cosmo Setepenra. Long killed law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday, July 17, 2016. (YouTube via AP)

There were no immediate indications the military service of the alleged killers of police officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas influenced their actions, a spokesman for the Defense Department said. "In terms of a direct connection of military service and what's taken place, I'm not aware that there's a connection," Pentagon Press Secretary Peter ... more

US Sailor Gets 30 Months in Prison for Okinawa Rape

Okinawans on June 17, 2016 protest against the presence of US bases on the island and crimes by US personnel. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/File)

A US sailor who raped a Japanese woman on the southern island of Okinawa was Friday sentenced to 30 months in prison, a court said. Crimes by American military and civilian personnel have sparked protests on crowded Okinawa for decades, sometimes creating tension between security allies Japan and the United States. It makes up less than one pe... more

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