Fort Campbell Soldier Convicted of Sex Abuse
By The Associated Press
FORT CAMPBELL, KY - U.S. Army soldier based at Fort Campbell has been
convicted of sexual abuse and sodomy with a child under 12-years-old.
Spc. Nery J. Ruiz was given a recommended sentence of 20 years in prison for
first-degree sodomy with a child under 12 years of age and five years for one
count first-degree sexual abuse.
The Kentucky New Era reported that the 28-year-old
Ruiz will be eligible for parole in 17 years, after having served 85 percent of
Ruiz took the stand and denied all charges.
The child involved in the case, a 6-year-old girl, testified against Ruiz. The
10-woman, 2-man jury in Christian County Circuit Court, reviewed video of her
testimony about the November 2012 crimes after deliberations started.
On the Net: Information from: Kentucky New Era