Jailed Fort Bliss soldier pleads guilty to federal child sex abuse charge

A former US Army soldier recently pleaded guilty to federal charges relating to the sexual abuse of a 6-year-old child. He has a history of other child sexual assaults and faces multiple state charges for those cases. At the time of the abuse, the soldier was on active duty and stationed at Fort Bliss near the Texas-Mexico border.

This week Trevor Dylan Lehew, 28, appeared before U.S. District Judge Leon Schydlower in federal court in El Paso and pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated child sexual abuse. The please comes under an agreement with the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas. Judge Schydlower is expected to sentence Lehew later this year. He faces a minimum sentence of 30 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Court documents revealed that a grand jury entered a two-count indictment against Lehew in December 2021. While indictment details are not available, the U.S. Attorney’s Office revealed that Between 2014 and 2015, Lehew had repeatedly abused a six-year-old child. in a house in Fort Bliss. Federal authorities arrested Lehew in January 2022 at a Texas state prison in Fort Stockton. At the time of Lehew’s federal arrest, he was serving a 20-year prison sentence on charges brought against him for indecency with a child and aggravated sexual assault involving two other minors in Dallas County, Texas. It is unknown if any of the children are related to Lehew.

Luisana Moreno is an editor for Breitbart Texas.


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