WACO — A federal grand jury has indicted a Fort Hood soldier on multiple counts of possession of child pornography.

Spc. Julian William Velasco IV faces three counts of possession of visual depictions of sexual activities by minors, one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography, according to court documents.

Velasco, 30, is an infantryman assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

One of the alleged offenses took place while Velasco was stationed at Marez, Iraq, in 2009 while another took place in Adder, Iraq, in 2011. The remaining offenses took place in late 2011 in Texas, according to Velasco's indictment.

Authorities arrested Velasco on Sept. 11 on Fort Hood. He entered a not guilty plea outside of court on Sept. 16. A federal judge ordered Velasco be held in a federal facility on Tuesday.

His trial is tentatively set for Nov. 18 at the federal court in Waco.

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

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.