Army Soldier sent explicit photos to undercover agent posing as teen

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A man stationed at Joint Base San Antonio is accused of sending explicit photos and messages to an undercover agent posing as a 14-year-old.

The investigation began on Oct. 10 when an undercover agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations created a post on the mobile app “Whisper” stating “I wish there was one person to show me not all military guys are the same.” Someone by the username “melody_Jack” responded to the ad. “melody_Jack” claimed he was 26 years old and a United States Army sergeant working as a medical instructor at JBSA, according to a criminal complaint.

The conversation then moved to the app KIK. That’s when the conversation got sexual, according to the criminal complaint. The man allegedly told the “teen” that he wanted to teach her about oral sex and wanted to perform other sexual acts with her. He later sent the “teen” photos that clearly showed his face and military lodging, according to the criminal complaint.

The man sent more explicit photos the following day — one photo included his face and military uniform, according to the criminal complaint.

On Oct. 13, the man allegedly said he wanted to visit the “teen’s” home located on the base to “do our dirty stuff” and agreed to meet with her the next day.

On Oct. 14, agents went to the agreed location and recognized a man matching the photos previously. Rodlando Cruz Guzman was arrested and charged with attempted enticement of a minor and attempted transfer of obscene material, according to the criminal complaint. Guzman allegedly admitted to sending the explicit photos and that he wanted to have sex with the “teen.” Agents found a new pack of condoms he bought earlier that morning in his possession, according to the criminal complaint.

Jose Rodriguez, public affairs officer with the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, said Guzman was a student — not an instructor as he claimed — and started classes at the base on Oct. 3. Rodriguez said Guzman has since been discharged from the course.