Army Sexual Harassment Officer Darin Haas Arrested

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Another member of the armed forces who was supposed to prevent sexual assaults has been arrested after an incident involving a woman.

Lt. Col. Darin Haas ran a program to fight sexual harassment at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. He turned himself in on Wednesday and has been charged with stalking and violating an order of protection. Haas has been relived of his position, Newser reported.

Haas and his ex-wife have matching orders of protection against one another. Apparently they are fighting over child custody. Authorities are trying to determine whether Haas violated the protection orders by contacting his ex. "The ongoing investigation is to determine whether or not he violated the actual provisions of the order of protection that applies to him," a police representative said.

Earlier this month, a soldier assigned to coordinate an assault prevention program at Fort Hood in Texas was accused of "abusive sexual contact." It has been reported that he arranged for at least one woman to have sex for money. In a related story, an Air Force officer who was the boss of a sexual assault prevention office was arrested on charges of groping a woman in a parking lot.

Lawmakers are considering introducing legislation that would remove chain-of-command influence from the way that sexual assault cases are prosecuted within the military.

Sources: Newser, WTSP