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Captain assigned to Fort Jackson arrested for possession of child pornography

A captain at Fort Jackson has been suspended from his duties after being arrested this month, according to officials at the South Carolina post.

Capt. William Johnson, the operations officer for 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 165th Infantry Brigade, was arrested Aug. 14 related to “sexual exploitation of a minor in the third degree,” a spokeswoman for Fort Jackson told Army Times.

Johnson, 34, is charged with six counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and faces up to 10 years in prison on each count.

Investigators said Johnson possessed multiple files of child pornography.

“We take all allegations of misconduct seriously and, as a result, Capt. Johnson has been suspended from his duties until the charges have been adjudicated,” Leslie Ann Sully, the Fort Jackson spokeswoman, told Army Times. “Sexual misconduct is not tolerated and is inconsistent with Army values and the Army profession.”

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