A Marine colonel accused of sexually assaulting a child was locked up in the brig at Camp Lejeune after investigators uncovered new allegations of misconduct, Marine Corps officials said.

Col. Daniel H. Wilson, 55, was not originally placed in confinement when first charged in November with sexual abuse of a child. Instead, he checked into an inpatient treatment facility in North Carolina, according to his attorney.

But after new allegations of misconduct surfaced in a Naval Criminal Investigation Service probe, the II Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, Gen. Walter Lee Miller, Jr., ordered Wilson into immediate confinement at the Marine Corps Installations East Regional Brig facility, Marine Corps officials said Friday night.

“It’s unfortunate that they pulled him out of a treatment facility and put him in a confinement facility with no treatment,” Wilson’s attorney, Phillip Stackhouse, told Marine Corps Times Saturday.

Wilson’s attorney declined to say what kind of treatment Wilson was receiving.

The colonel was slated for transfer to another residential treatment facility in Virginia when the general issued the confinement order Friday.

 

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