Spc. Joe Alfred Garcia, 30, was in court for a preliminary hearing Monday (10/28/13) after his arrest for sexual assault on a 6-year-old girl.
Prosecutors added two additional counts to the 12 Garcia was facing, both for sexual exploitation of a child. A Colorado Springs investigator testified that Garcia showed him explicit pictures and videos of the girl that included images of Garcia assaulting her.
Police say Garcia also admitted to sharing those images on a child pornography website. CSPD says the investigation into Garcia began when Homeland Security Investigations in Boston found those photos and identified the girl and Garcia. Investigators said they found explicit photos of five young girls linked to Garcia, but for now, police have not said if they've identified the others.
Garcia was living on Welch Circle, near Airport and Murray in the Springs, and prior to that lived on Hunting Meadows Circle near Chelton and Murray. Garcia also lived in Hawaii, and according to arrest records, he told CSPD he assaulted a child there.
Garcia was with the Warrior Transition Battalion at Ft. Carson. He was originally from Pasadena, CA and had been with the military for more than five years.
Prosecutors were granted a request for an HIV test for Garcia because of his contact with the child. His trial is set for Dec. 10. He faces life in prison.