September 13, 2017 15:47 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Man, 68, abused girl, 6, at Missouri US army base

Man, 68, abused girl, 6, at Missouri US army base

Paul Kickery Sr, 68, was imprisoned last week after the girl, who is now 10, reported the attacks to a relative. They took place at Fort Leonard Wood Base in Missouri between 2013 and 2014.

A Vermont man has been jailed for 30 years for sexually abusing a six-year-old girl on a US Army base where they both lived.

Paul Kickery Sr, 68, was imprisoned last week after the girl, who is now 10, reported the attacks to a relative.

He was living on the Fort Leonard Wood base in Missouri with his son, Paul Kickery Jr, when he assaulted the girl repeatedly for a year between July 2013 and July 2014. 

Kickery not only confessed to those attacks but also admitted molesting a 15-year-old while he lived in his native Vermont and also confessed to watching child pornography. 

The attacks took place at Fort Leonard Wood US Army Base which is in between Springfield and Jefferson City, Missouri, between July 2013 and July 2014

The attacks took place at Fort Leonard Wood US Army Base which is in between Springfield and Jefferson City, Missouri, between July 2013 and July 2014

He pleaded guilty to the aggravated sexual abuse of a child. 

His conviction and sentencing were announced by the US Attorney's Office in Missouri on Friday. 

According to its press release, he and the girl were known to each other. 

No other information about how they knew each other is being released in order to protect the girl's identity.

Kickery's son, Paul Jr., was a member of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. 

He left the army earlier this year and is understood to have been deployed at least once during his service.  

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