Officials at Ft. Carson, an Army post in Colorado, are investigating several soldiers for sexual misconduct with underage girls, the Army confirmed on Wednesday.
In an email to reporters, officials at the Infantry post outside Colorado Springs confirmed the investigation but refused to give details.
“Ft. Carson is currently investigating allegations against several soldiers for sexual misconduct with female minors,” the statement read.
“The command is aware of the cases and is closely monitoring the investigations of these soldiers. At this time, no further details can be released as law enforcement investigations are still pending.
“We assure the community that the Army is taking this situation seriously and updates will be provided as information is made available,” officials said.
Over the last year, Ft. Carson soldiers have been linked to other sexual assault cases, according to local news reports, including Lt. Aaron Lucas, an artillery officer, who was charged with multiple counts of crimes against children, including sexual assault.