Former soldier sentenced for child abuse at Fort Riley - KCTV5 News

Former soldier sentenced for child abuse at Fort Riley

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A former army soldier was sentenced on Thursday to 17 years in federal prison for child abuse.

Eugene Cleaver, a 30-year-old from Bonham, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Tom Beall. 

In his plea, he admitted the crime occurred while he was stationed at Fort Riley where he lived with four girls and their parents.

He received free room and board in exchange for caring for the children and the house.

After the children were removed from their parents’ home and placed in foster care, investigators learned that Cleaver had molested the children and warned them not to say a word or he would get into trouble

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