Army officer removed from sex assault prevention job over police probe

WASHINGTON Thu May 16, 2013 6:32pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Army officer who managed the sexual assault prevention office at Fort Campbell military base in Kentucky has been removed from his job over allegations he violated a protection order requested by his ex-wife, the Army said on Thursday.

Lieutenant Colonel Darin Haas was removed from his job as program manager of the Fort Campbell Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Prevention/Equal Opportunity office, as police investigated the allegations.

The Army said in a statement Haas was due to retire anyway and his replacement would take over immediately. It noted that Haas had a contentious divorce and that both he and his wife had orders of protection against each other.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart and David Alexander)

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rick390 wrote:
Gosh, according to the Army this officer was due to retire anyway. So what’s the big deal if he violates the judges protective order. As far as the Army is concerned its all good. Nothing to see here, move along.

May 16, 2013 8:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
wingding19999 wrote:
Is there a pattern emerging from all these latest reports of improprieties?

May 17, 2013 8:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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