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Florida Navy lieutenant sentenced to 10 years for attempting to solicit child for sex
A 31-year-old Navy lieutenant was sentenced to a decade in federal prison for attempting to solicit a child for sex over the Internet, the Department of Justice announced on Monday.
- Michael Douglas McNeil, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen, was arrested last year after contacting a detective posing as a family member of a 12-year-old handicapped child and requesting sex with the fictional minor.
- McNeil spent several days discussing plans for a sexual rendezvous, sending explicit photos of himself and "ask[ing] specific questions about the "child's" sexual experience and abilities," according to the DoJ release on his sentencing.
- McNeil was arrested when he went to met the fictional minor at a coffee shop, according to the DoJ, blaming the solicitation on his "curiosity" about "a younger girl."
- The Naval Criminal Investigative Service assisted state and federal law enforcement with the investigation.
A search is ongoing for a Camp Lejeune Marine who is wanted in Virginia on a murder charge.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Rocky Mount, Virginia, said Monday they have issued an arrest warrant for Michael Alexander Brown, 22, for second-degree murder as well as use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection with a Nov. 9 homicide.
Editor's Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to the U.S. Congress in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday.
Vindman, now detailed to the White House National Security Council, has been targeted by Trump following his Oct. 29 congressional testimony. Trump tweeted that Vindman was a "Never Trumper witness," raising questions about potential fallout on his military career.
"He shouldn't have any fear of retaliation," Esper told a small group of reporters during a flight to New York, adding that he had reinforced the "no retaliation" message in a conversation with the secretary of the Army.
'Assistance was essential' — Pentagon leaders advised Trump against freezing aid to Ukraine, senior official testifies
A senior Pentagon official told impeachment investigators that President Donald Trump's freeze on nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine posed a strategic nightmare for the Defense Department and put the American-allied country in a deeply dangerous position, according to impeachment inquiry testimony released Monday.