December 3, 2013
FORT HOOD, TX — New details about an alleged prostitution ring on post came to light Monday
during the courtmartial of Master Sgt. Brad Grimes. Grimes, 37, is charged with conspiring to patronize a prostitute, patronizing a prostitute,
committing adultery, solicitation to commit adultery and dereliction of duty. Grimes allegedly paid for sex in February at the La Quinta Inn in Killeen with a lowranking female soldier, according to court documents.
That female soldier testified Monday, claiming Grimes paid her $100 for sex. She also provided
details on an alleged onpost prostitution ring. The woman, a private first class, claimed she was recruited to act as an “escort” by Sgt. 1st Class
The witness, who was granted immunity for her testimony, said she was having financial
difficulties when McQueen discussed the possibility of her working as an escort to highranking
noncommissioned officers and civilians who were willing to pay to “hang out” and have sex with
“I felt like I couldn’t turn anywhere else,” the woman said. She also testified that McQueen explained how the process would work, and that he had photos of her — both clothed and naked — to show to any interested parties. She also recounted an incident
when McQueen brought another private to her home in order to “interview” her.
McQueen, who was a coordinator with Fort Hood’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response, has not
been charged with any crime. The prosecution alleged that Grimes conspired with McQueen to set
up the meeting at the La Quinta Inn on Fort Hood Street……..