A noncommissioned sexual abuse prevention officer at Fort Hood accused of operating a prostitution ring will be court martialed, the central Texas Army base said Friday.
Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen's case will be tried in a general court martial, reserved for the military's most serious cases, and he will face a military judge and at least five military court members acting as a jury.
The attorney who previously represented McQueen told The Associated Press that the soldier will now be presented by military attorneys. Fort Hood officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment about McQueen's legal representation.
Initial charges were filed in March against McQueen alleging 21 criminal charges including pandering, adultery and sexual assault.
Another soldier at the Army base in central Texas, Master Sgt. Brad Grimes, was already demoted and reprimanded in the case for conspiring to patronize a prostitute and solicitation to commit adultery.
During a June hearing, two soldiers said that McQueen recruited them and other cash-strapped female soldiers to join a prostitution ring.