Sex Offenses for 3 Senior Army Officers End with Plea Deals and Reprimands

Volumes of “Court-Martial Reports” line the bookshelf in a courtroom

Three senior Army officers who faced charges related to sexual offenses in separate and unrelated cases all received reprimands through plea deals within the past two months. The officers were all lieutenant colonels. One hid cameras in changing rooms used by teen girls; another allegedly had sex with a trainee and tried to move on […]

Soldier Took 14-Year-Old He Messaged on Discord from Home Twice for Sex Acts, Feds Say

A judge bangs the gavel.

A U.S. Army soldier traveled over a thousand miles to a 14-year-old girl in Maine and took her away from home — twice, federal prosecutors said. He’s accused of doing so to engage in sex acts with her. Christopher Meza was 20 and stationed at Fort Hood in Texas when he met the then-13-year-old on an online gaming platform and started messaging her over […]

Fired Texas Army Commander Charged with Sex Abuse Faces Court-Martial

Col. Jon W. Meredith during an assumption of command ceremony.

The former commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, was charged with sexually assaulting another officer’s wife, according to court documents reviewed by Col. Jon Meredith, an armor officer, was arraigned Monday at Fort Cavazos, Texas, the base formerly known as Fort Hood, and faces a court-martial. Meredith has been charged with […]