“It showed, the video showed him touching me, touching my breasts, licking my face,” Ten Eyck said on KFOX.
And he blocked me in my office, I had nowhere to go,” Ten Eyck said.
Military officials in Washington and at Fort Bliss said they could not immediately recall a previous case in which a chaplain was charged with sex abuse.
“It’s extremely rare that a chaplain is court-martialed. We went back through all of our legal records and can find no instance since Fort Bliss became a force command installation that a chaplain was court-martialed,”
Fort Bliss spokesman Maj. Joe Buccino told KFOX.The conviction is devastating for the Chaplains Corps, often seen by the troops as first responders to their needs for counsel and advice on a range of matters, including sexual assault.”So much of what we do is based on a sacred trust.
It’s a sad day for the Chaplain Corps when that sacred trust is broken,” Lt. Col. Karen Meeker, the head chaplain at Fort Bliss, said in a statement.