An ex-Texas soldier who blamed post-traumatic stress disorder for sexually assaulting a 3-year-old boy has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.
Former Army Sgt. Wade Allen Perkins acknowledged to authorities that he coerced his girlfriend, also a former soldier, into sex acts with the child.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that at a sentencing hearing Friday in San Antonio, Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery said he wished he could have given Perkins more time for the production of child pornography charge.
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The abuse happened while the soldiers were at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.
Perkins' girlfriend, ex-Army Sgt. Kimberly Dianne Epperson, has pleaded guilty in the case and is set to be sentenced Nov. 22.
The boy has since been placed in protective custody.