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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is investigating an allegation that an officer whose job includes training sex crimes prosecutors groped a female lawyer in 2011, an Obama administration official said.

The Army did not name the officer but the official identified him as Lt. Col. Joseph Morse, who has been suspended from his duties as chief of a service-wide legal program based in Virginia.

The alleged incident happened during a conference discussing how to reduce sexual assault in the military, the Washington Post reported.

The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command is investigating and also will look for any other misconduct as a routine part of the probe, according to the official, who was not identified for full attribution.

Stars and Stripes and the Washington Post first reported on the investigation.

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