ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Naval Academy says a midshipman is being dismissed following his sentencing to 12 to 24 years in prison for a sex crime involving a girl in North Carolina.
The Capital reported Friday that Midshipman 2nd Class Leonard Kiptoo Langat is on a leave of absence pending an administrative process to separate him from the academy.READ MORE: Colin Powell, Military Leader And First Black US Secretary Of State, Dies After Complications From COVID-19
Langat was away from the school on holiday break in Concord when he entered a female relative’s room and engaged in unwanted sexual activity.
Concord police Capt. John Tierney says it happened in December. Langat pleaded guilty to indecent liberties with a minor in Cabarrus County Superior Court.READ MORE: Maryland's Leaders & Residents React To Colin Powell's Death
Academy spokesman Cmdr. David McKinney says it coordinated with Annapolis, Maryland, police to arrange Langat’s arrest in January after he returned to school.
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