Posted on March 12, 2015

U.S. Army Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Sex Ring Charges at Texas Base

Jon Herskovitz, Reuters, March 11, 2015

A U.S. Army soldier accused of running a prostitution ring at Fort Hood, one of the largest Army bases in the country, pled guilty on Wednesday to 15 charges related to the accusation, officials said on Wednesday.

Sergeant 1st Class Gregory McQueen is expected to be sentenced as early as Thursday at the court-martial after pleading guilty to charges including conspiracy to solicit prostitution, adultery and dereliction of duty, the base said in a statement.

Gregory McQueen

Gregory McQueen

Lawyers said he could face up to about 40 years in prison.

He accepted a plea deal where several other charges were dropped, including abusive sexual contact.