WASHINGTON — An Army colonel who worked at the U.S. Army War College faces up to four years in military prison after pleading guilty to three child pornography counts during a court-martial at Fort McNair in Washington.

The Military District of Washington says in a statement that Col. Robert Rice was convicted and sentenced Monday. The sentence also includes dismissal from the Army after his confinement.

The findings and sentence will be reviewed by the district commander, Maj. Gen. Bradley Becker.

Rice was convicted of similar charges in civilian court in May. He is scheduled for sentencing in December for those convictions in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg.

He was arrested in 2013.

Rice developed war games at the War College in Carlisle.

The records indicate that evidence made up of three CDs and one USB storage drive have become corrupted and will need further examination by experts from both the defense and prosecution before a trial can begin.

Rice, a former director of the DA Support Branch at the Center for Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College, was charged in Cumberland County in April 2013 for allegedly having child pornography on his laptop.

He was charged with more than 100 counts of child pornography after his wife — suspecting he had the materials on his computer — turned over his laptop to Silver Spring Township Police.

Rice’s attorney told The Sentinel in 2013 that he denied the allegations, stating that Rice was a victim of fraud and identity theft.

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