A Fort Bliss, Texas, noncommissioned officer will spend 60 years in federal prison following a conviction for aggravated sexual abuse of a child and receiving child pornography, according to a Wednesday release from the Justice Department.
Sgt. Ron Mitchell Dunbar, 34, pleaded guilty back in April to one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, one count of sexual abuse of a child, one count of aiding and abetting sexual abuse of a child and one count of receipt and possession of child pornography, the release said.
“By pleading guilty, Dunbar admitted that between 2007 and 2009, he sexually assaulted two minor females while on Fort Bliss,” the release said. “Furthermore, Dunbar admitted that on September 15, 2017, he obtained from 29-year-old Fort Bliss resident Faith Mitchell-Chavez multiple photos he requested of her two minor daughters engaged in sexually explicit conduct.”
Though Dunbar’s crimes dated back a decade, the FBI first opened their case in September 2017, when the El Paso, Texas, office got a call from Army Criminal Investigation Command at Fort Bliss, according to a criminal complaint filed in West Texas federal district court.
One of Mitchell-Chavez’s daughters had told her teacher that her mother had taken photos of hers and her sister’s genitalia. An FBI search of the home computer found five deleted images.