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Press Release

Defendant Sentenced For Domestic Violence

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Robert Hielscher, 36, of Opelika, Alabama was sentenced on Thursday, December 19, 2013, to serve sixty (60) months imprisonment in a case of domestic violence resulting in substantial bodily injury.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Clay D. Land, United States District Court Judge in Columbus, Georgia
Mr. Hielscher, an active military employee at the time of the incident, entered a plea of guilty on August, 14 2013.  In his plea agreement, the defendant admitted that on April 28, 2013, he repeatedly assaulted the victim with his hands and fists in the presence of their two year old child.  In addition, Mr. Hielscher cut the victim with a knife and assaulted her.  The assault occurred in the parties’ residence at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

The case was investigated by the Ft. Benning Criminal Investigation Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Crawford Seals.

For additional information please contact Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office at (478) 621-2603.

Updated February 19, 2015