Former Ft. Polk soldier sentenced in sex case involving minor - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Former Ft. Polk soldier sentenced in sex case involving minor

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
FORT POLK, LA (KPLC) - A former Ft. Polk soldier was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to 210 months in prison. The sentence stems from a case involving alleged sexual abuse of a minor.

According to U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley, 39-year-old Emil Roland Rath of Mena, Arkansas, pleaded guilty on February 20. He will be required to register as a sex offender as part of his sentence.

"Rath admitted that he knowingly engaged in sexual contact with a child under the age of nine on the Fort Polk military base in November of 2003," said Finley in a news release. "The defendant, who was in the U.S. Army at the time, was watching an animated movie with the child... when the abusive contact occurred."

Finley said that the court took into consideration prior convictions and prior improper behavior involving minors when determining his sentence.

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and the FBI conducted the investigation.

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