On Monday, female soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas told a judge that they were recruited for a prostitution ring, allegedly established by Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen. At the same time, the court-martial was beginning for Master Sgt. Brad Grimes, who was accused of using the prostitution service. Grimes has plead not guilty to the charges, and Defense attorney Daniel Conway is saying that the only reason the court-martial was ordered was because Grimes refused to testify against the other sergeant.
“At the end of the day, Master Sgt. Grimes chose to do the right thing and not have sex with that young lady,” Conway said. “This is really a case about sex parties, and Master Sgt. Grimes had nothing to do with that…It seems clear that their intent is to charge [Grimes] in hopes of a conviction and using [him]to testify against McQueen.”
McQueen was in charge of a sexual assault prevention program, but is no longer presiding over those duties given a separate charge of sexual assault. Fort Hood officials say McQueen will stay on active duty, and he has not yet been charged for the creating the prostitution scandal.