Abilene drill instructor accused of sexually assaulting child


ABILENE, Texas - The Abilene Police Department is searching for a man who allegedly abused his power as a drill instructor by sexually assaulting a child.

According to court documents, the victim spoke to Abilene police in June about an incident that happened in October 2013. The victim told police that when she was eight or nine years old, "she was sexually assaulted by a 'drill instructor'."

Court documents say she stated this happened at a behavior boot camp she participated in. The victim said "she was cornered in her room by this drill instructor." The documents state he made her undress and touched her inappropriately. The victim described the assailant as bald and wearing army clothes. She told police the instructor's daughter had the same name as the victim.

Phillips is charged with injury to a child and sexually assault of a child. The Abilene Police Department is offering $250 for information leading to an arrest.

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