Military police drill sergeant charged with trying to entice a child into prostitution

Austin Michael Peyton was suspended from drill sergeant duties following his arrest on Jan. 23, 2020. (Phelps County Sheriff's Department)

A US Army Military Policeman who was performing drill sergeant duties in Missouri was charged with enticing a child under the age of 15 and promoting prostitution.

28-year-old Austin M. Peyton was suspended from his duties following his arrest by the South-Central Missouri Computer Crimes Task Force.

A member of the 14th Military Police Brigade, Peyton was tasked with training recruits and turning them into Soldiers.

Law Enforcement arrested Peyton after he contacted a profile created by an undercover officer, who openly posed as a 15-year-old.

Peyton was explicitly informed of the child’s age in the seventh message, but the MP chose to continue soliciting the girl for sex.

“Wanna make some money?” he asked.

“After being informed of the identity of a minor, he continued his proposition and stated, ‘Well damn. Well if you change your mind,’” the probable cause document read.

According to the Army Times, Peyton offered $200 in exchange for oral sex. He was arrested while waiting for the “girl” at the designated rendezvous site, and had the $200 cash in hand.

Peyton was denied bail by the court, which found the Soldier to be a risk to the community.

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