FORMER ARMY WAR COLLEGE COLONEL GETS 12
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Robert Rice shook and sobbed in front of a federal judge in Harrisburg, Pa. as the former Army War College honcho heard he'd been sentenced to 12 years in the slammer on a child porn rap.
It was the end of the trail for COL Rice, after his estranged wife turned him in to the authorities three years ago. Be sure to read the related stories box at the bottom of this latest article. It will show you this 0-6 is one sick puppy.
The 59 year-old pervert spent nearly four decades of his lifetime in an Army uniform. If he'd stayed out of trouble until 2019, Rice could've cleaned up with full pay at retirement. Now, he'll have to grow eyes in the back of his head when he uses the soap in the shower-room at the Leavenworth DB.
"I am deeply ashamed for what I have done," the colonel told the court. "I now realize that this was not a victimless crime. I apologize to all those I have harmed." The judge could have sent him away for up to 30 years, but the stiff sentence imposed is akin to a life stretch for this senior Army officer, who once was a big shot - boss of the AWC's Center for Strategic Leadership.
CORRUPTION AT CARLISLE BARRACKS
MilitaryCorruption.com has extensively covered corruption at Carlisle Barracks over the years. Our huge readership - we get up to four million hits a month - worldwide - know how to go to our CARLISLE BARRACKS CAPERS feature series over the last decade, and are aware of the likes of now-retired, disgraced GEN. David Huntoon and his onetime chief-of-staff, retired COL Mike "NO COMBAT" Colpo.
Colpo's a West Point grad who managed, over a 30-year span, to avoid not only combat duty, but a single day's service at an overseas base. Thus, "Mikey" earned the nickname "the chairBORNE Ranger. Those who served under him at Carlisle Barracks won't soon forget what kind of an officer he was.
As for Rice, when he was first arrested in 2013 - his new sentence runs concurrent with the four years he's now doing after his Army court-martial last year - his wife told the CID that her husband even went looking for a "male hustler" on Craigslist. She said the chubby colonel sent out snapshots of his genitalia.
She might not have been completely truthful - just piling on in the midst of a bitter divorce - but Rice's admission that he received and distributed child porn images sealed his fate. How many more sickos infest the officer corps? Judging from our 16-year files, for every one that gets nabbed, several more escape justice.
|CARLISLE BARRACKS COLONEL ARRESTED
ON CHILD PORN CHARGES - YET ANOTHER
SCANDAL ROCKS ONCE-RESPECTED ARMY
INSTALLATION - ROBERT RICE CAUGHT WITH
10,000 KIDDIE SEX IMAGES ON LAPTOP PC
SOURCES SAY ANGRY WIFE TURNED HIM IN
COMMANDANT CUCOLO: "IF ALLEGATIONS
TRUE, VERY SERIOUS - COL RICE INNOCENT
UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY - HIS FAMILY WILL
RECEIVE APPROPRIATE SUPPORT"
|COLONEL FROM CARLISLE BARRACKS HIT
WITH FEDERAL CHARGES IN CHILD PORN RAP
ROBERT J. RICE FACES UP TO 30 YEARS IN
PRISON IF CONVICTED - ESTRANGED WIFE CLAIMS
HUBBY WENT ON CRAIGSLIST LOOKING FOR MALE
LOVER - SENT NUDE PIX OF SELF - RICE CLAIMS
WIFE DID IT TO FRAME HIM FOR BIG BUCKS