• October 22, 2014

Female soldier testifies in Fort Hood prostitution ring scandal

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Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 12:06 pm

FORT HOOD — A female private accused a Fort Hood noncommissioned officer of recruiting her into a "prostitution ring" at an on-post hearing this morning.

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 or not McQueen will face a military court-martial on more than 21 criminal charges including pandering, conspiracy, adultery and sexual assault. 

This morning's witness was the same soldier who testified against another Master Sgt. Brad Grimes in December 2013. The soldier 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 that McQueen sexually assaulted her and tried to recruit her into the alleged ring.

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