Former Fort Sill Soldier Sentenced For Abuse

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal prosecutor said a former soldier at Fort Sill has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to abusing his 5-month-old daughter at his home at Fort Sill.

U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma Sanford Coats said Kevin Randal Hill, 30, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Oklahoma City after pleading guilty in November to two counts of child abuse.

Testimony showed Hill had been medically discharged from the Army when he abused the girl while he was living on post with his wife - who was an active duty soldier. Coats says the child now suffers brain damage.

Hill said he had been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder related to deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. His defense attorney declined comment.