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Naval Academy to kick off midshipman sentenced for child sex crime

The Naval Academy is going to kick out of a midshipman, who was condemned for a sexual crime with a minor.

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A midshipman, who was sentenced to 12 to 24 years in prison for child abuse will be kicked out of the Naval Academy.

Midshipman 2nd Class Leonard Kiptoo Langat pleaded guilty in North Carolina earlier this year to indecent liberties with a minor – a felony – in connection with an incident with a family member at the end of last year.

The Naval Academy in Annapolis, confirmed Friday that it was going through the administrative process to dismiss Langat. He will be the sixth midshipman) were removed from the academy in the past year.

Langat was away from the academy on a holiday in Concord, N. C., when he entered the room of a female minor in connection with him on Dec. 30, 2017, and engaged in unwanted sexual activity, according to the Capital Gazette.

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The police said another woman related to the victim “caught” Langat in the room of the child. The child was transferred to a center that provides services for abused children, where she reported him.

Langat left North Carolina after the incident and returned to the academy. Concord police put a fugitive arrest warrant against him, and the Annapolis Police Department arrested him on Jan. 9. He was held without bond.

The midshipman was extradited to North Carolina, where he was charged with first-degree forcible sexual attack and rape of a person younger than 15 years, The Capital reported.

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Cmdr. David McKinney, academy spokesman, told the newspaper that the Naval Academy coordinated with Annapolis police to arrange Langat the arrest after he returned to school. He said that the academy enforces mandatory sexual harassment and sexual assault training.

“You don’t come here and not with training or be exposed to the fact that sexual harassment/abuse will not be tolerated,” McKinney said. “No one can come in here and say that they did not know it.”

It is unclear whether Langat has a lawyer.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang

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