Four Fort Stewart Soldiers convicted of sex crimes against children

FORT STEWART, Ga. – Officials at Fort Stewart confirm four soldiers have been discharged after a court martial conviction of sex crimes against children.

Officials say, “The charges these Soldiers were convicted of are not in keeping with our Army’s values. We hold our personnel accountable, and use UCMJ to do so.”

They also said the cases were individual and not connected.

The soldiers’ names, times of service, and when they were convicted are listed below:

Private Jacob Griego was 3rd ID Sustainment Brigade with approximately two years of service.  He was convicted of two specifications of disobeying a commissioned officer, eight specifications of sexual assault of a child, eleven specifications of sexual abuse of a child, one specification of producing child pornography, three specifications of enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography, one specification of possessing child pornography, and two specifications of obstructing justice on June 21st.  He was sentenced to 25 years and to be dishonorably discharged.

Staff Sergeant McNeal was Division Artillery with approximately 13 years of service.  He was convicted of one specification of sexual assault, four specifications of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and six specifications of indecent acts upon a child on June 29th.  He was sentenced to 20 years and to be dishonorably discharged.

Specialist Jason Kohlbek was Division Artillery with nearly four years of service.  He was convicted of four specifications of sexual abuse of a child on June 10th.  He was sentenced to 15 months and to be discharged from service with bad conduct.

Private First Class Timothy Asay was U.S. Army Reserve Soldier brought on active duty to stand trial.  He was convicted of one specification of rape of a child, two specifications of sexual assault of a child and two specifications of sexual abuse of a child.  He was sentenced to 32 years, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and dishonorable discharge June 20th.

On Fort Stewart Soldier who was accused was acquitted for sexual assault on June 8th.

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