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Army Tech. Sgt. pleads guilty to sex charge

WYOMING (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An Army tech sergeant has pleaded guilty to charges that he sexually molested girls in Germany and the United States.

This week Tech. Sergeant Michael Merritt was sentenced to 50 years, but will only serve 25 as part of a plea deal agreement.

He appeared before a military judge earlier this week at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming.

Merritt admitted to the kidnaping and assault of four children over a period of 10 years while serving at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

The investigation was launched in 2012 after a girl said she was pulled into a soldier's car and attacked.

It is believed there are more victims, possibly in other countries where he was also stationed.