Texas DOD Employee Pleads Guilty for Engaging in Illicit Sexual Conduct with a Minor

A San Antonio, Texas man who worked as a civil employee for the Department of Defense has pleaded guilty to one count of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in a foreign place and will be sentenced on August 6, 2015.

William Curry McGrath was arrested in October 2014 for having sex with a 13-year-old girl while he was working in Honduras. He was the Director of the Network Enterprise Center at Soto Cano Air Base in Comayagua, Honduras, at the time of the offense.

According to the compliant, McGrath said that he met the girl while in Honduras and began a sexual relationship with her. He also admitted to providing the girl with money, gifts and other items in exchange for sex.

McGrath pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal of the Southern District of Texas.

The plea was announced by the Department of Justice Criminal Division as part of its Project Safe Childhood, a program launched in 2006 to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse. The investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Houston Division.

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