By Holly Wise

Killeen Daily Herald

COPPERAS COVE - A soldier who sat in a Washington state jail for two months has been extradited back to Coryell County on capital murder charges in the 2005 death of his infant daugther.

Joseph Allsop, 27, was booked in the Coryell County Jail at 3:58 a.m. Saturday. Bail was not set.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, Allsop has not been indicted, according to Coryell County District Clerk Janice Gray.

Allsop was arrested in Pierce County, Wash., Aug. 27 on charges of capital murder.

An investigation into Allsop's past ensued after his now 8-year-old stepson made an outcry in June to the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Department that Allsop had touched his genitals.

Allsop was stationed in Washington at Fort Lewis and GCSD Investigator Scott Humphrey requested that Allsop be questioned by a special agent assigned to the Army's Criminal Investigations Division.

Allsop was questioned Aug. 17 and confessed in a 12-page letter that he performed sexual acts on his 5-month-old daughter the night of Jan. 27, 2005. According to a complaint filed Aug. 20 in Coryell County Justice of the Peace Judge John Guinn's office, Allsop confessed to sexually assaulting numerous other children.

A public records request for the autopsy report of Jade Allsop was denied due to its integral role in the case against Allsop.

Allsop was convicted of first-degree sodomy in 1997 in Oregon.

Vi Batey, manager of the Oregon State Sex Offender Registry, said Allsop did register in Oregon as a juvenile but became non-compliant in 2000.

Allsop was not registered as a sex offender in Texas.

Contact Holly Wise at or (254) 501-7474.

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