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Former soldier sentenced to 5 years for fondling 14-year-old girl

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -

A former soldier was sentenced Monday to 5 years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage girl.

Christopher Rowan pled guilty in December to getting drunk and fondling a 14-year-old girl in his home on Fort Benning in 2008.

Even after Rowan's wife took the stand defending him, Federal Court Judge Clay Land said the circumstances surrounding this case called for a sentence above the normal guidelines.

He reminded Rowan that the adult has the obligation to say 'No'. 

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