Fort Hood: Master Sgt. Sentenced In Prostitution Ring Case

By: Rachel Cox Email
By: Rachel Cox Email

FORT HOOD (December 3, 2013) Testimony concluded Tuesday in the court-martial of a Fort Hood master sergeant accused of using a prostitution service involving senior NCOs and female soldiers.

Master Sgt. Brad Grimes, a 17-year veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was charged in June and officials confirmed his case is linked to the investigation of another soldier accused of pandering.

Grimes was found guilty of conspiring to patronize a prostitute and solicitation to commit adultery late Tuesday evening by a military panel.

Grimes, who is married, was acquitted of patronizing a prostitute and committing adultery.

The panel sentenced Grimes to be reprimanded and reduced to the grade of E-7.

The case arose from an investigation of a lower-level coordinator of the post’s Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention Program.

A non-commissioned officer involved in the program recruited female soldiers for the prostitution ring, the Army said.

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