"HOW DO I GET MY REPUTATION BACK?" SAYS
LTC ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED VIOLATION OF
PROTECTIVE ORDER - DARIN HAAS TO RETIRE
FROM ARMY AT YEAR'S END - FORT CAMPBELL
OFFICER VINDICATED WHEN CIVILIAN COURT
THROWS OUT CHARGES - VINDICTIVE WIFE IN
CONTENTIOUS DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS SAID
TO HAVE TRIED TO HURT HIM WITH FALSE CLAIM
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It couldn't have come at a worse time for the Fort Campbell sexual assault preventive officer.
With all the headlines and public focus on the epidemic of sexual assault against women in the U.S. military, LTC Darin Haas found himself in big trouble recently when his estranged wife filed charges he had violated a protection order and allegedly sent her life-threatening text messages.
Complicating everything for Haas was the "they're all guilty" atmosphere which has put him at a big disadvantage in the public eye.
Now a civilian court has cleared Haas of all wrongdoing. The charges have been thrown out and a harried Haas has decided to retire from the Army as soon as possible.
BITTER ESTRANGED WIFE
"The (false) charges were made to gain the upper hand during contentious divorce proceedings," said the colonel's attorney, Stacy Turner.
There's some sunshine in the officer's future. He's engaged to be married once he's granted a divorce.
But the field-grade with an otherwise impeccable service record may be unfairly branded as a "bad guy" because of lurid headlines.
That's unfair, and a tough break for a good man.