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Sexual abuse suspect is Fort Hood soldier

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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 3:12 pm

The Copperas Cove man accused of repeatedly abusing a young child was identified as an active-duty soldier Tuesday afternoon.

Fort Hood officials confirmed that the man arrested Monday by Copperas Cove police, William Lester Shawl III, is a staff sergeant with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

Cove police said their investigation revealed that 28-year-old Shawl sexually abused a young female child under the age of 14 multiple times over the span of a year.

Shawl is currently in custody in Coryell County Jail, according to jail records. His bail is set at $50,000.

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  • nulisecundus posted at 8:39 am on Sat, Aug 16, 2014.

    nulisecundus Posts: 660

    if the army would do better background checks, a lot of these incidents would not happen.[sad]