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July 6, 2015

Former Ft. Riley Soldier Sentenced to 10 Years for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of Child 

TOPEKA, KS—A former Ft. Riley soldier was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for aggravated sexual abuse of a child, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

James Duke, 52, who is in federal custody, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual abuse. In his plea, he admitted he began sexually assaulting a female child starting when she was four or five years old. Most of the assaults occurred while he was stationed at Ft. Riley and living in military housing. He was stationed there from October 1996 to October 2001.

The investigation began in 2013, when the FBI learned Duke was trading child pornography, including photos taken during the assaults he committed.

Grissom commended the FBI, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Robin Graham and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney for their work on the case.

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