Marine Col. Daniel Wilson was sentenced to 66 months behind bars in September 2017 after being convicted of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl. But today he's out of the brig, thanks to a rare military appellate provision invoked to overturn his conviction.
And the family of the alleged victim is calling on Congress to do something about it.
The decorated Marine Corps colonel found guilty of sexually abusing the six-year-old daughter of a subordinate will be stripped of his military benefits and forced to register as a sex offender, according to Marine Corps Times.
Col. Daniel Wilson is a 36-year decorated Marine Corps officer with combat in two wars — Persian Gulf and Iraq — under his belt. Now, Wilson will spend the next five and a half years in prison for sexually abusing the six-year-old daughter of a subordinate.