Hearings on Fort Hood prostitution ring

The Bernie Beck Gate marks the official entrance to Fort Hood. (KXAN Photo\Frank Martinez)
The Bernie Beck Gate marks the official entrance to Fort Hood. (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A Fort Hood sergeant is scheduled to appear in military court to answer allegations that he set up a prostitution ring with cash-strapped female soldiers.

Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen is accused of pandering and several other offenses. McQueen was a low-level coordinator in Fort Hood’s sexual assault and harassment program — at a time when the military’s response to assault cases has been severely criticized.

McQueen will appear Tuesday at an Article 32 hearing, which in the military system is similar to a grand jury proceeding.

The hearing is expected to last two days.

Another Fort Hood soldier has already been demoted and reprimanded in the case for conspiring to patronize a prostitute and solicitation to commit adultery.

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