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Man sentenced to 30 years after sexually assaulting minors under the age of 12 on Fort Hood

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Posted at 8:06 AM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 09:06:11-04

FORT HOOD, TX — A man was sentenced for sexually assaulting minors under the age of 12 while living on Fort Hood.

Judge Albright sentenced 31-year-old Michael James Wier of Jacksonville, FL, to 30 years imprisonment followed by a lifetime of supervised release.

Judge Albright also ordered Wier to pay a $10,000 fine.

On Dec. 19, 2019, Wier pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

Wier admitted to sexually assaulting two minors, both of whom were under the age of 12, while residing on Fort Hood between May 2008 and January 2011.

The FBI, U.S Army Criminal Investigation Command and the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark Frazier and Mary Kucera prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.