A former Fort Campbell soldier convicted of sexually abusing a 5-year old girl in March 2011 was sentenced this week to spend nearly 10 years behind bars.
Montgomery County Judge Mike Jones on Thursday sentenced 30-year old John J. Ortega to serve 100 percent of his nine year sentence in confinement.
A Montgomery County Jury in July convicted Ortega on the charge of aggravated sexual battery, which is considered to be a Class B Felony in Tennessee.
Ortega will also be required to register as a sex offender, be on community supervision for life and have no contact with the victim and undergo sex offender treatment.
A group from the Pennyrile Area Development District recently attended the National Area Development Organizations convention in San Francisco and brought home an award.
Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble was among the local contingent and says they were recognized for efforts to support Fort Campbell.
Judge Tribble says several of the speakers and seminars focused on regionalism—something Christian, Todd and Trigg counties are already very much engaged in with the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance.
Judge Tribble says Christian County Salutes Fort Campbell week was one of the factors in bringing home the award.
A Fort Campbell soldier convicted of possessing hundreds of child pornography images faces a minimum of 8 years in jail following a jury trial in Montgomery County.
25-year old Domnick Doria was charged with 39 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and was convicted on all charges.
An October 28th hearing was scheduled with Judge Mike R. Jones presiding over the sentencing phase of the case.
Following the jury trial, Doria’s bond was revoked and he was booked back into the Montgomery County Jail without incident.
Fort Campbell officials investigated a report about an active shooter located on the local military installation this afternoon.
Officials say a threat was made and emergency crews responded and it was quickly determined that there was no active shooter at the local post.
Officials say no one was in peril or injured and the incident is currently being investigated.
The man who once led the sexual harassment prevention program at Fort Campbell has been cleared of charges stemming from a dispute with his ex-wife.
The Leaf Chronicle reports all charges against Lt. Col. Darin Hass have been dropped. He was charged in May with violating a protective order and stalking after his ex-wife filed a complaint against him.
His attorney said authorities voluntarily dismissed the charges after a meeting revealed details of a contentious divorce. The judge issued an order to dismiss the charges on Wednesday.