Soldier goes on trial for prostitution ring
FORT HOOD, Texas- Female soldiers at Fort Hood say they were recruited for a prostitution ring set up by a sergeant involved in the sexual assault and harassment program at the Central Texas post.
The soldiers testified Monday at the court-martial for Master Sgt. Brad Grimes, a 17-year Army veteran who's another Fort Hood soldier accused of using the prostitution service.
Army prosecutors say the prostitution ring preyed upon young, cash-strapped female soldiers at Fort Hood.
The Austin American-Statesman reports that the Fort Hood sergeant who allegedly set up the prostitution ring has not yet been charged.
Grimes' defense attorney claims his client is being court-martialed because he refused a deal to testify against another soldier. Grimes denies the charges of adultery and conspiring to pay for sex from a Fort Hood private.