Female Soldiers Forced Into Prostitution By Superiors
Female privates from Ft. Hood testified they were pressured into prostitution by superiors. The senior soldier pressuring them as the unit’s sexual assault prevention officer.
The revelations came in the military trial of Master Sgt. Brad Grimes, who was found guilty late Tuesday on two charges after meeting with one of the women at a La Quinta Inn for paid sex. The 17-year Army veteran, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was demoted and given a letter of reprimanded. He will be permitted to remain in the service.
Amazingly, no charges have been filed against the alleged mastermind of the ring, Sgt. First Class Gregory McQueen, who continues to serve on active duty but was recently stripped of his responsibilities as a battalion sex-assault prevention officer on the Texas base.
The female soldiers, who were relatively new to the service and have not been charged with any crimes, testified that they were recruited into prostitution by McQueen. One private alleged that McQueen made “abusive sexual contact” with her during an “interview” to be in the ring, according to the Austin American-Statesman.