Former Fort Polk soldier sentenced to 50 years for sexually abusing stepdaughters
Published 1:38 pm Wednesday, March 1, 2023
A former Fort Polk soldier convicted in 2022 of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 12 has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.
U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown said Bobby Joe Mincey, 30, will also serve 10 years of supervised release following the 50-year sentence.
Mincey was living in Fort Polk base housing with his wife and her two daughters when the two girls —who were 6 and 9 at the time — told their mother that Mincey was sexually abusing them, Brown said.
“The mother immediately contacted the Fort Polk Military Police and reported the allegations made by her daughters,” Brown said.
Agents with the FBI interviewed both of the girls about the incidents and indicted Mincey in May 2021, charging him with aggravated sexual abuse.
Both girls testified at trial about the sexual abuse they suffered as a result of Mincey’s actions.
“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,” Brown said. “The minor victims in this case did nothing to deserve the abuse inflicted on them by this defendant and we applaud their bravery.”