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Fort Polk soldier pleads guilty to sex with 13-year-old girl

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A Fort Polk soldier pleaded guilty Thursday to having sex with a 13-year-old female.

According to a release from United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley's office, 19- year-old Eric Britton pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to sexually abusing a minor.

Britton faces up to 15 years in prison, $250,000 fine, and a lifetime of supervised release for sexual abuse of a minor, according to the release.

Britton admitted that on July 20, 2012, he engaged in sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old female at an unoccupied residence on the Fort Polk military base.

Sentencing has been set for January 9, 2014.

 

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