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Ft. Carson MP arrested, charged with having sex with 14-year-old

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 17:11:55-05
FLORENCE, Colo. — An active member of the U.S. Armed Forces is being held in jail amid charges of having sex with a 14-year-old. 
 
Fremont County Sheriff's Deputies say they arrested James A. Walker, 26, on charges of sexual assault on a child after a lengthy investigation. 
 
Police say they began their investigation In September of 2016 after learning Walker may have engaged in sexual text message conversations with the then 13-year-old. They say they learned the relationship progressed after she turned 14 into having a sexual relationship.
 
According to Denver7 partner KRDO, Walker has been in the Army for over seven years and is currently acting as a military police officer. In his time, he's accrued the following medals. 
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Army Good Conduct Medal – 2
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Service Ribbon – 2
  • NATO Medal
  • Combat Action Badge
The Army Criminal Investigation Division is also involved in the overall investigation. They say he is being held on a no-bond warrant in Colorado Springs. 

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