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North Carolina Soldier sentenced to life in prison for aggravated sexual assault of minor

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Posted at 7:39 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 07:40:01-04

NORTH CAROLINA - A U.S. Army soldier was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for aggravated sexual assault of a minor.

In December 2019, Daniel Kemp Sr., 51, of Cameron, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual assault of a minor before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Terrence W. Boyle of the Eastern District of North Carolina, who sentenced Kemp Sr. Wednesday and remanded him to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

According to court documents, Kemp Sr. was employed by the U.S. Army as an active-duty member when he forcibly raped a minor victim.

After an investigation into the sexual assault began, his wife, Shanynn Kemp, intentionally harassed and dissuaded a witness from speaking to law enforcement about the sexual offense.

The investigation of the case was conducted by U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and the FBI.