ARMY COLONEL PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX CHARGES
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The next time COL James Laughrey will get to eyeball pornography will be years from now.
He's ruined his life and career. The bird colonel, who was once stationed at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., decided to plead guilty to one count of "aggravated sexual abuse" of a child, as well as creating and possessing child porn.
The 51 year-old senior officer has been sentenced to eight years behind bars by a military judge. Laughrey is presently being held at the Navy's Consolidated Brig at Chesapeake, Va. before he makes the long, lonely trip to the Leavenworth DB.
Besides sex with a person under the age of 16, the O-6 also admitted to having intercourse with a married woman, not his wife. That offense took place near Carlisle Barracks several years ago.
The "creating child porn" rap could have gotten him many more years in prison, but by cutting a deal with prosecutors, Laughrey could be a free man in 2024. However, when he gets out then, or even a bit earlier due to good behavior, the colonel's future is very bleak.
His name and image will be permanently placed on a sex offender registry and the career military officer will never hold a job comparable to the big bucks existence he enjoyed until now.
Laughrey had been posted to the U.S. Army's Military District of Washington prior to his perverted past catching up with him.