Federal Court in Louisiana Convicts Man of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor While at Fort Polk, Sentences Him to 50 Years

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Published March 01, 2023

Federal Court in Louisiana Convicts Man of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor While at Fort Polk, Sentences Him to 50 Years

Alexandria, Louisiana – A federal court in Louisiana has convicted a man of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor that occurred while he was living at Fort Polk.

United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Bobby Joe Mincey, 30, was sentenced on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, by United States District Judge Dee D. Drell for sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 12. Mincey was sentenced to 50 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

On September 9, 2022, a federal jury in Alexandria, Louisiana convicted Mincey of aggravated sexual abuse of a kid under the age of 12. Evidence presented at trial indicated that in December 2019, Mincey was living with his wife, a U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Around this period, Mincey, his wife, and her two minor girls were residing in Fort Polk’s Base Housing. On December 6, 2019, Mincey’s two stepdaughters, ages 6 and 9, disclosed to their mother that Mincey had been sexually abusing them. The mother promptly contacted Fort Polk Military Police and reported her daughters’ suspicions. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) launched an inquiry into the allegations and interviewed both of the female minor victims about the events. As a consequence of their investigation, Mincey was indicted in May 2021 and charged with aggravated sexual abuse. The minor victims testified at trial about being sexually abused as a result of Mincey’s activities.

“The 50-year sentence handed down today in U.S. District Court sends a clear message that those who take advantage of others by sexually abusing them will lead to strong punishment for their actions,” said U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown. “The minor victims in this case did nothing to deserve the abuse inflicted on them by this defendant and we applaud their bravery. This conviction and lengthy sentence are the result of the coordinated efforts of law enforcement agents with the FBI and the U.S. Army, Criminal Investigation Division.”

The FBI and the US Army’s Criminal Investigation Division investigated the case, which was prosecuted by Assistant US Attorneys J. Luke Walker and LaDonte A. Murphy.