Fort Hood soldiers arrested by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department could also face discipline under military law.
Eleven Fort Hood soldiers were among the 20 men arrested in a two-day prostitution sting operation in Salado and Killeen hotels.
The soldiers range from private to major.
Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange said Tuesday that 13 of those arrested were active-duty soldiers.
A list of soldiers was provided by Fort Hood Public Affairs, which did not answer questions about what possible consequences the soldiers could face if convicted of the charges against them.
The Fort Hood soldiers are:
* Maj. Donta White, 34, of Harker Heights, 89th Military Police Brigade.
* Warrant Officer Gregory D. Hughes, 34, of Copperas Cove.
* Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ernest Grant, 39, of Killeen.
* Staff Sgt. Natalion Seymour, 38, of Salado.
* Staff Sgt. Kendrick Davis, 27, of Copperas Cove.
* Master Sgt. Stanley L. Ervin, 41, of Killeen.
* Pvt. Xavier Horne, 22, of Fort Hood.
* Pfc. Adrian J. Upshaw, 22, of Killeen.
* Sgt. Carlos Castillo, 33, of Fort Hood.
* Sgt. Michael Culpepper, 36, of Killeen.
* Spc. Jimmie W. Joiner, 23, of Lorena, 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment.
The remainder of those arrested and charged with prostitution are Sean Gregory Muselman, 41, of Temple; Christopher Webster, 32, of Temple; David Lamar Hunter, 47, of Killeen; Denzel Renold Clifton, 24, of Cameron; Joseph Anthony Bartolomi, 44, of Killeen; Leonard Grant Slade III, 30, of Killeen; Robert Darryl Lassiter Jr., 33, of North Homestead, Ohio; Dontae Johnson, 35, of Nolanville; and Romelle People, 49, of Waco.
Hunter is retired military from Fort Hood, Lt. Michele Cianci of the Bell County Special Crimes Unit said.
“Allegations such as these are taken seriously as they run counter to Army values,” Tom Rheinlander, director of Fort Hood Public Affairs, said. “As always, we are supportive of local authorities and will cooperate fully. Fort Hood will refrain from commenting further given that this is an ongoing investigation.”
According to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the maximum sentence for being convicted of prostitution or patronizing a prostitute is the forfeiture of all allowances and pay, dishonorable discharge and one year confinement in jail.
Some of the men arrested had previous criminal histories and additional charges like evading arrest or failure to identify as a fugitive were added, Lange said. All of the suspects bonded out with at least a prostitution charge filed.
The Bell County Special Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office, placed online ads to reach individuals wanting to pay for sex. The men were arrested as they walked into a hotel room.