Col. Daniel H. Wilson prepares to fire an M590 shotgun May 24 in the Central Training Area during a friendly marksmanship competition on May 22, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Adam B. Miller)

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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.

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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.

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Editor’s Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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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.

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Editor’s Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matt Myers.

Editor’s Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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