Former Army Major Sentenced For Raping Baby

7:01 PM, May 22, 2010   |    comments
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- A former Army Major from our area was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for a horrific crime: raping a baby.

Federal authorities found 30,000 images and 100 videos of child pornography on the computer of 35 year-old Daniel Woolverton.

Daniel Woolverton was a 1997 West Point graduate, with a career as an Army trial lawyer that appeared to be on the fast track. Now, hes behind bars after raping a boy as young as three months old, an act he videotaped.

"Well, its repulsive," said an Arlington neighbor.

"Raping an infant? Oh boy. Thats terrible," said another.

Neighbors say Woolverton lived with his wife and children on a quiet Arlington street. Quiet until law enforcement descended on the home last fall and seized tens of thousands of pornographic images and videos, including a memory card with images of a man raping an infant.

"The day that it happened, the entire street was alive from about five in the morning on," remembered a neighbor who lives across the street. "More police than I've ever seen. Ever. And they were from, you name it."

"It can happen anywhere in today's world. Somebody with a computer," said another neighbor, who lives next door.

According to court records, the wristwatch on the man in the videos and items in the Arlington home linked Woolverton to the crimes. Agents also found a bib worn by the baby in the pornographic images inside Woolverton's car.

9News spoke with a young couple cradling their newborn as they took an evening stroll.

"I just think that's horrifying. It's just beyond my comprehension," said the new father.

"To even fathom that, I think is impossible," said the new mother.

Woolverton now faces charges of rape and sodomy in Arlington.

Written by Andrea McCarren

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