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Judges overturn child sex abuse conviction of Marine colonel

July 8, 2019

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A three-judge military panel has overturned the child sexual abuse conviction of a decorated Marine colonel who was based in North Carolina.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports the judges overturned the conviction of Col. Daniel H. Wilson of Mason, Washington.

In September 2017 in a hearing at Camp Lejeune, Wilson was found guilty of sexual abuse of a child; six counts of conduct unbecoming of an officer and gentleman and absence without leave. He was sentenced to 5 ½ years of confinement and was dismissed from service.

The United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals overturned his sex abuse conviction this month, ruling that the evidence was legally and factually insufficient.

The panel remanded the case for a rehearing to deliver a sentence on the other convictions.

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