Ex-military Service Member Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a former member of the military has pleaded guilty to two counts related to the sexual molestation of a child on military bases in Washington and Louisiana.
Department of Justice U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes says 41-year-old Kenneth Descoteaux entered the guilty pleas for sexual abuse of a minor Thursday in Tacoma, Washington, as part of a plea agreement.
Descoteaux was arrested in April 2016 after the child told authorities while living in Wyoming that the molestation had been happening since 2011.
The Cheyenne, Wyoming Police Department worked with the FBI and police at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington and the Fort Polk Military Installation in Louisiana to investigate the crimes.
Both sides are recommending a 23-year prison sentence when Descoteaux is sentenced in August.