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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Former Soldier Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison For Aggravated Sexual Abuse Of A Child

In Waco this afternoon, former U.S. Army Sergeant David J. Adams, age 38, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release and fined $1,000 for the aggravated sexual abuse of a child announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman.

On September 30, 2013, a federal jury convicted Adams of one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.  Evidence presented during trial revealed that on multiple occasions in 2006, after Adams returned from active duty in Iraq, Adams engaged in sexually explicit activity with a child at his residence located on Fort Hood.

This investigation was conducted by the United States Army Criminal Investigation Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mary Kucera.