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FORT HOOD, Texas -- A Fort Hood sergeant is scheduled to appear in military court to answer allegations that he set up a prostitution ring with cash-strapped female soldiers.

Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen is accused of pandering and several other offenses. McQueen was a low-level coordinator in Fort Hood's sexual assault and harassment program - at a time when the military's response to assault cases has been severely criticized.

McQueen will appear Tuesday at an Article 32 hearing, which in the military system is similar to a grand jury proceeding.

The hearing is expected to last two days.

Another Fort Hood soldier has already been demoted and reprimanded in the case for conspiring to patronize a prostitute and solicitation to commit adultery.

According to CBS affiliate KWTX, initial charges were filed in March against McQueen, who was under investigation for "abusive sexual contact" and other alleged misconduct.

The Army said at the time he had been suspended from all duties.

KWTX reports that McQueen was assigned as an equal opportunity adviser and coordinator of a sexual harassment-assault prevention program at III Corps headquarters at Fort Hood when the allegations arose.

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