Oklahoma major's relationship with soldier brings plea, fine

An Army Reserve major from the Oklahoma City area pleaded guilty Thursday at Fort Sill to charges related to an improper relationship with an enlisted soldier.
by Phillip O'Connor Modified: August 29, 2013 at 9:57 pm •  Published: August 30, 2013
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— An Army Reserve major from the Oklahoma City area pleaded guilty Thursday at Fort Sill to charges related to an improper relationship with an enlisted soldier.

The military judge, Lt. Col. Patricia Lewis, fined Maj. David W. Price $4,480, but did not sentence him to confinement.

The charges involved a consensual sexual relationship Price had with a sergeant, including while he was stationed in Yongsan, South Korea, in 2008 and 2009. Military regulations prohibit officers from having sexual relations with enlisted members.

Price, 42, of unincorporated Oklahoma County, was serving with the military police at the time of the relationship.

In a pretrial agreement, Price agreed to plead guilty to fraternization, adultery and conduct unbecoming an officer.

In exchange, military prosecutors agreed to drop more than 40 cybercrime-related charges, including illegally accessing emails and possession of sexually explicit images.

The agreement also called for Price to serve no more than six months confinement. He had faced a maximum sentence of five years confinement, forfeit of all pay and allowances and dismissal from the service.

Capt. John Rosamond, the Army prosecutor, noted that Price served as a recruiter and should serve time behind bars to send a message to other soldiers.

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by Phillip O'Connor
Enterprise Editor
O'Connor joined the Oklahoman staff in June, 2012 after working at The Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a combined 28 years. O'Connor, an Oklahoma City resident, is a graduate of Kansas State University. He has written frequently...
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