In July, Sgt. Jason Harrod was convicted on charges including aggravated sexual assault after he impregnated a teenage girl. Harrod was sentenced to 28 years' confinement, reduction to the lowest rank and a dishonorable discharge.
Pfc. Christopher P. Havlock is scheduled for trial in March while the court-martial of 1st Lt. Michael A. Chambers is set for April. Both face charges involving children under the age of 12.
In 2012, only 25 soldiers were court-martialed Armywide on sexual assault charges involving a victim younger than 12. Three were acquitted. Seventeen soldiers were tried last year in civilian courts on similar charges. Those convicted of sexual misconduct can be required to register as sex offenders.
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