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West Point Army Officer Receives 37 Years in Prison

Disbarred US Army Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Forcible Sodomy with Infant

Former Army Major Daniel A. Woolverton
Former Army Major Daniel A. Woolverton

(ARLINGTON, Va.) - A US Army lawyer and 1997 West Point graduate has pleaded guilty in Virginia court to forcible sodomy with an infant. A second charge of raping the infant was dropped.

35-year old Daniel A. Woolverton, of Arlington, VA, and originally Lakeland, FL, will serve 37 years in prison, served concurrently with federal charges earlier this year where he also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 27 years for another crime- sexually assaulting a several month-old infant boy, which he videotaped.

Woolverton, who both made and distributed child pornography, was observed by an undercover FBI agent of using peer-to-peer file sharing software in May and July of 2009.

Using an alias screen name, Woolverton subsequently shared child pornography images and videos with the agent. The user profile was linked to a computer at Woolverton’s home address.

An FBI executed search warrant allowed agents to seize a camera, computers, and several memory storage devices which contained more than 30,000 images of child pornography and more than 1,000 videos.

Woolverton was married to a US Army lawyer and has children. His spouse purportedly disavows all knowledge of these events or her husband’s crimes.

He had a trove of pornography which was mostly victimized infants and toddlers. One memory card contained 16 images and three videos of an adult male abusing an infant who appeared to be two to three months old.

A wristwatch on the adult male and items in the photo linked Woolverton as the adult in the photo.

Records indicate that Woolverton’s assignment as a lawyer for the US Army was prosecutor/trial attorney for the US Army Legal Services in Virginia.

According to court documents, the US Army’s top lawyer, Lieutenant General Dana Chipman allegedly placed Woolverton on the fast-track promotion list to Lieutenant Colonel shortly before he was arrested in October 2009 as Chipman was potentially grooming him for General Officer.


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Crystal McDowell February 20, 2016 12:25 pm (Pacific time)

May he be eternally cursed. #motherswhodontforgive

Anonymous January 9, 2011 9:10 am (Pacific time)

If you compare same age peers who went to West Point (or any military academy) with those who did not, and then correlate their crime rates you will see that these military graduates have extremely low crime rates. Ergo, Satan no doubt can be found anywhere it seems, but Satan's influence is not significant with our fine men and women in the military officer ranks, and in the enlisted ranks it is also lower than their civilian peers.

Luke Easter January 8, 2011 10:35 am (Pacific time)

West Point! The summit of the military academy in the highest degree. Satan is alive and well and in places you never thought he'd be. Just one of the many tough times to an agent of the FBI. If it was me, they'd never find the body and if they did; a hand in Cleveland, foot in the Bronx, ear in LA, eyeball in Dallas... Damn! An infant...

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