FEDERAL JURY IN TEXAS FINDS LT COLONEL
AND ARMY WAR COLLEGE FELLOW GUILTY OF
"SEX TRAFFICKING" OF A 15 YEAR-OLD GIRL
RAYMOND VALAS COULD GET TEN YEARS TO
LIFE IN PRISON WHEN SENTENCED - IRAQ WAR
VETERAN CONVICTED OF HAVING SEX TWICE
WITH FEMALE MINOR IN SAN ANTONIO - PAID
$150 EACH TIME - MARRIED OFFICER WAS AN
AGR MEMBER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE GUARD

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LTC RAYMOND VALASClose - but no cigar.

Raymond Valas had almost done enough time to qualify for an Army officer's retirement pension.

The 41 year-old light colonel and decorated Iraq War veteran graduated from ROTC in 1995 and served either on active duty, or in a full-time AGR position with the New Hampshire National Guard, during the past 19 years and six months.

Now, he not only will never see a retirement check, he's a convicted sex offender and could spend many years behind bars.

SEX PARTNER WAS UNDER-AGE GIRL

Married with two children, the handsome super-achiever lieutenant colonel seemed destined for bigger and better things. An Army War College Fellow studying at Syracuse University, he could have reasonably expected promotion to full colonel before completing his military career.

The way he's leaving it now, however, is the stuff of nightmares.

Prior to his horrendous lapse of judgment, Valas was on the proverbial "fast-track" to further success. He'd been an infantry officer in Iraq and commander of Joint Task Force Japur in a humanitarian mission in El Salvador. There, he led 1400 troops from Chile, Columbia, Canada, El Salvador and the United States.

The teenager he had intercourse with may have appeared to be of legal age, but she was not. And now LTC Valas will pay a heavy price for his mistake.