ARMY SGT AT FT SILL GETS 28 YEARS IN
PRISON, BUST TO PRIVATE, DISHONORABLE
DISCHARGE - IMPREGNATED 15 YEAR-OLD
FOSTER DAUGHTER - THEN WENT AWOL
JASON HARROD ADMITS CRIME AFTER DNA
SHOWS HE FATHER OF BABY - FORMER
ARTILLERYMAN SHAVES HEAD, BEGS FOR
MERCY - CLAIMS HE "SEX-ABUSE" VICTIM
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A Fort Sill soldier who impregnated his 15 year-old foster daughter begged a military judge for mercy and said he too had been a victim of "sexual abuse."
SGT Jason Harrod's defense attorneys asked for six years confinement, but the 32 year-old former member of the 2nd Bn., 5th Field Artillery got slammed with 28 years behind bars. The shaved-headed sergeant also got a reduction in rank to private, loss of all pay and allowances, and a dishonorable discharge.
The noncom had earlier pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated sexual assault, adultery, AWOL, and taking indecent liberties with a child.
DNA TEST RESULTS NAILED HIM
Court papers showed Harrod's teen age foster daughter came up pregnant in June 2011 and the sergeant went AWOL that November. Harrod was arrested by civilian cops some four months later.
The lowlife knew he was busted when a DNA test confirmed he was father of the child.
Harrod still could catch a break when the Fort Sill commanding officer, MAJ GEN Mark McDonald, reviews his sentence. According to the UCMJ, McDonald can't add to, but can only reduce the sex abuser's sentence, if he chooses to do so.