Friday, March 13, 2015

If Obama had a son

Photo illustration by The Daily Beast
Yeah, let's put a predator in charge of the Army's SHARP program and see what happens.

"After her encounter with McQueen, Sarah initially told a fellow female soldier, who knew all about McQueen, about the incident. Sarah’s confidant told investigators how he “preys on young females who are in bad financial situations and that he keeps their pictures on his cellphone.”
A pair of Army soldiers at Fort Hood wanted to report McQueen, to “end what was going on.” But they had to be careful. Gregory McQueen was a representative for his battalion’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) unit. So one of the concerned friends of Jane decided to take the complaint straight to “CID instead of my SHARP office because I was nervous about SFC McQueen finding out.”
On March 26, 2013, McQueen was probed by military investigators. He denied knowing anything about a prostitution ring and lawyered up. Multiple cellphones and his computer were confiscated as evidence. A year later formal charges were brought against McQueen for sexual abuse and conspiracy."


Bobo the Hobo said...

FTA: After 10 to 15 minutes of sex, Jane told investigators, she collected $200 and left. “When I got home I felt disgusting,” she told Army investigators. “But at least I could buy food and diapers for my household.”

I'm having a hard time understanding how a military member cannot afford "food and diapers for their household" - gotta call some bullshit on this one.

Yeah, I realize military members might not be paid the same as their civilian counterparts but there are avenues of assistance open to service personnel.

However, that does not excuse this egregious abuse of power by middle management and higher ups in running, essentially, a prostitution ring. Throw all of them under the jail and toss away the key.

hiswiserangel said...

E-1 Private makes about $18,500, E-3 between $20-21K. She had kids, probably young, day care/babysitting, food and diapers, rent (not fully covered by military vouchers), bills, car payment and ins. Trust me, government assistance might have boosted her up to $28,000 or so. Poverty line in US for a family of 4 is $23,815.