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Former Ft. Bragg Substance Abuse Counselor Sentenced for Sexual Assault

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. – A former Ft. Bragg substance abuse counselor was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in prison and 5 years of supervised release, for sexual contact without consent.  Harrell Lenear Jamison will also have to register as a sex offender.  On April 8, 2022, Jamison pled guilty to the charge pursuant to a plea agreement.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, Jamison, 48, was a substance abuse counselor for the Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care (SUDCC) program at Ft. Bragg.  During a session with a patient, Jamison undid the pants of his 20-year-old victim, put his hands inside her underwear, and rubbed her groin area.  When the victim asked him to stop, he said, “be quiet, you’re fine.”  After attempting to drive away from the appointment, the victim pulled over and was found crying on the side of the road. 

Michael F. Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II. US Army CID investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Brad DeVoe prosecuted the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:21-CR-404.

Updated August 22, 2022