US soldier arrested for spyingNovember 2nd, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) A 22-year-old US soldier serving in a military police battalion has been arrested on suspicions of spying, an army spokesman said.
William Colton Millay, of Kentucky, was taken into custody at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Col. Bill Coppernoll, the public affairs officer at the base, was quoted as saying by CNN.
Millay was assigned to the 164th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 2nd Engineer Brigade, known as the “Arctic Enforcers”.
Millay is under investigation by the FBI and Army Counterintelligence agents, the spokesman said.
The army did not disclose the nature of the espionage.
Millay will likely face military charges, but not charged in federal criminal court, the Army Times reported, quoting Coppernoll.
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