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A Wiesbaden, Germany-based soldier stands accused of approaching children in Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores in the Wiesbaden area and committing indecent acts with them, according to a spokesman for the 1st Armored Division.

Pfc. Nathan Lilly, of the 141st Signal Battalion, was charged with indecent acts with children under the age of 16 for incidents in December and January, according to Army Master Sgt. Dave Melancon.

Lilly is currently in pretrial confinement after his Article 32 hearing was completed Monday, Melancon said.

Melancon did not provide any more details on the case. He said he did not know how many counts of indecent acts Lilly was facing, what Lilly is accused of doing with the children, how many children Lilly is accused of approaching, how old the children were, or where Lilly is accused of approaching the children.

Melancon said at least some of the incidents occurred in AAFES stores in Wiesbaden.

David Court, one of the lawyers defending Lilly, declined to comment on the case.

Maj. Dave Accetta, an AAFES spokesman, said he became aware of the allegations after being approached by Stripes on Wednesday. He said Friday that he knew of “one substantiated incident” in an AAFES facility, but declined to offer any details.

AAFES loss-prevention officers are assisting with the investigation, Accetta said.

Col. John Christenson, support commander of the 1st Armored Division, will decide whether to take the case to trial or dismiss the charges, Melancon said.


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