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Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 12:00 pm

By Philip Jankowski

Fort Hood Herald

A first lieutenant from Fort Hood was arrested last week after police said he sexually assaulted a sleeping man.

James Gilchrist Donohue, 24, was charged with sexual assault after the alleged Jan. 30 incident. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Donohue following his arrest, setting his bail at $75,000.

Caroll Smith, a spokeswoman for the Killeen Police Department, said Monday that he had been released on bail on Jan. 30.

According to information from the Bell County District Attorney's office, the case has been referred to Fort Hood for possible prosecution in a military court.

Donohue is a first lieutenant with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.

It is unclear if Donohue has returned to duty; a III Corps official said Monday that he had no information on Donohue.

Killeen police responded to a call of a sexual assault in the 6400 block of Titanium Drive at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from Killeen Police Department.

Officers spoke with Donohue and the alleged victim and determined a sexual assault had occurred. Donohue was detained at the scene.

An arrest report stated the alleged victim was asleep in a recliner at the time of the assault. When he awoke, he found Donohue performing a sexual act on him.

Donohue told the alleged victim he knew what he had done was wrong and that he has problems.

Herald reporter Colleen Flaherty contributed to this report.

Contact Philip Jankowski at philipj@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553. Follow him on Twitter at KDHcrime.

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