MAJ GEN JOHN HELDSTAB ADMITS
MOLESTING YOUNG BOY - RETIRED ARMY
FLAG OFFICER CUTS PLEA BARGAIN
WITH PROSECUTORS AND WILL GO TO
PRISON FOR TEN YEARS - FORMER
GENERAL AT HQTRS US ARMY EUROPE
TRIED TO SHOOT HIMSELF WHEN COPS
CAME TO ARREST HIM IN OREGON
HUNDREDS OF CHILD PORN IMAGES FOUND
ON HELDSTAB'S PERSONAL COMPUTER
© 2012 MilitaryCorruption.com
Once he was a top general at U.S. Army Headquarters in Europe. Today he is an admitted child molester and sex fiend. Retired Maj. Gen. John Heldstab is on his way to prison for the next ten years.
The 71 year-old former flag officer has cut a deal with prosecutors in Washington County, Ore. In a plea bargain, the aging pervert admits three counts of sodomy and one of child abuse. He had faced a total of 29 counts. If he lives long enough, and behaves himself in the slammer, the ex-general might get out of prison before he's 80 years old.
Investigators say Heldstab sexually abused a male family member for more than a decade. The victim, now 19, told someone about the repeated attacks and police were called in.
THE GENERAL REACHES FOR A GUN
When the cops came to the general's Beaverton home to arrest him, he almost committed suicide.
"The dog's loose in the house. Let me go in first and secure him before you try and enter," Heldstab said. But the crafty senior officer locked himself in a room and reached for a gun to shoot himself. Police battered down the door before the senior citizen could pull the trigger.
According to District Attorney Kevin Barton, Heldstab wept as he lamented "I wanted to do your job for you. Why didn't you kill me?"
As a brigadier general, the admitted sex criminal was commanding officer of the 2nd Armored Division (Forward) and later became deputy chief of staff for operations at headquarters, U.S. Army, Europe.