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Former officer at CentCom gets 10 years for luring teen boy

TAMPA — A former officer at U.S. Central Command was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday for attempted sexual enticement of a child.

Stephen Governale, 50, of Tampa pleaded guilty in January. A lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve and former civilian protocol officer at U.S. Central Command, Governale met a 17-year-old boy through a military organization then took the boy to conferences, where they watched pornographic films together and engaged in sexual activity.

The boy's parents alerted the FBI after becoming aware of Facebook sex chats.

Former officer at CentCom gets 10 years for luring teen boy 06/13/13 [Last modified: Thursday, June 13, 2013 5:43pm]

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