Decorated colonel convicted of sexually abusing 6-year-old daughter of Marine


A decorated colonel who served for more than three decades was sentenced to 5½ years for sexually abusing the 6-year-old daughter of another Marine.

Col. Daniel Wilson, 56, was accused of fondling and raping the girl at his home on Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., during a two-week period in the summer of 2016 after the girl’s family befriended Wilson and his wife, the Daily Beast reported.

Wilson, who has repeatedly denied the allegations, was convicted Saturday of molesting the child, but found not guilty of raping the child by penetrating her with his finger.

Prosecutors also claimed Wilson licked and spanked the girl’s twin sister, and offered both twins and their older 10-year-old sister alcohol. He was acquitted on those charges.

More on the story at the NY Daily News.