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Soldier testifies in prostitution scandal

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Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 4:30 am

A female private accused a Fort Hood noncommissioned officer of recruiting her into a “prostitution ring” at an on-post Article 32 hearing Tuesday.

The woman, who was granted immunity by the government for her testimony, said she was having financial difficulties when Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen approached her to discuss working as an escort to high-ranking noncommissioned officers and civilians.

“Basically, it was having sex with higher ranking officers for money,” the woman said.

She also testified that McQueen took photos of her while she was naked and had sex with her, asking her to “act out” what she would do with possible clients.

McQueen was a sexual assault prevention officer with III Corps’ Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion at the time of the incidents, according to investigative records.

The woman’s testimony is part of a hearing to determine whether McQueen will face a military court-martial on more than 21 criminal charges, including pandering, conspiracy, adultery and sexual assault.

Tuesday morning’s witness was the same soldier who testified against Master Sgt. Brad Grimes in December. She said McQueen helped arrange for her to have sex with Grimes for $100.

Grimes, 37, was found guilty of conspiring to patronize a prostitute and solicitation to commit adultery.

More witnesses are expected to testify, including another female private who claims McQueen sexually assaulted her and tried to recruit her into the alleged ring.

For the latest on the Article 32 hearing, read today’s Killeen Daily Herald or go to KDHnews.com/military.

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