Photo is from an unrelated past situation at Fort Hood,
and is not tied to the story of interest in this article.
Army Master Sergeant (MSG) and 17-year veteran Brad Grimes was convicted on some charges, and acquitted on others, including patronizing a prostitute and committing adultery.
Under Article 134 of the UCMJ, adultery is highly punishable. The maximum punishment is dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 1 year.
There has been a flurry of news reporting on this situation, and many in the media are making erroneous assumptions about what happened, and how seriously the DoD takes sexual misconduct.
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-- The RallyPoint.com team
A Fort Hood sergeant convicted for his role in a prostitution ring involving cash-strapped female soldiers has been reprimanded and demoted.
A military jury late Tuesday convicted Master Sgt. Brad Grimes of conspiring to patronize a prostitute and solicitation to commit adultery. The 17-year Army veteran was then demoted one pay grade and reprimanded during the court-martial at the Central Texas post.
Grimes, who is married, was acquitted of patronizing a prostitute and committing adultery.
Defense attorney Daniel Conway told jurors that the explosive ordnance disposal specialist was "tempted" but that no money exchanged hands and no sex happened.
Another soldier involved in Fort Hood's sexual assault and harassment program has been suspended amid the investigation.