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Soldier's Wife Pleads Guilty on Child Sex Charges

Posted March 12, 2007 8:13 p.m. EDT
Updated March 13, 2007 6:45 a.m. EDT

— The wife of a Fort Bragg soldier found guilty of various sex crimes against a child inside their home pleaded guilty to her role in the crimes on Monday.

Lori Anthony pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree rape, attempted incest, felony child abuse involving a sex act, first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and taking indecent liberties with a child.

After entering her plea in a Hoke County courtroom, she was sentenced to at least 12 years in prison.

Last year, her husband, Andrew Anthony, pleaded guilty to various sex crimes against a child and was sentenced to at least 13 years in prison.

Investigators said Andrew Anthony, of the 3rd Battalion of the 27th Field Artillery Regiment, and his wife molested two children and shot illicit pictures and video of them. They were arrested in August of 2005.