A disbarred US Army lawyer and 1997 West Point graduate has pleaded guilty in federal court to sexual exploitation of a child. Daniel A. Woolverton, 35, of Arlington, VA, and originally Lakeland, FL, was sentenced recently to 27 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a several month-old infant boy which he videotaped. He currently also faces local charges in Virginia of rape and forcible sodomy of the infant. Woolverton, who both made and distributed child pornography, was observed by an undercover FBI agent of using peer-to-peer file sharing software in May and July of 2009. Using an alias screen name, Woolverton subsequently shared child pornography images and videos with the agent. The user profile was linked to a computer at Woolvertons home address. An FBI executed search warrant allowed agents to seize a camera, computers, and several memory storage devices which contained more than 30,000 images of child pornography and more than 1,000 videos. Woolverton was also married to another US Army lawyer and had two small children. His spouse, Major Deborah Woolverton, purportedly disavows all knowledge of these events or her husbands trove of pornography which was mostly victimized infants and toddlers. One memory card contained 16 images and three videos of an adult male engaging in sexually explicit conduct with an infant who appeared to be two to three months old. A wristwatch on the adult male and items in the photo linked Woolverton as the adult in the photo. Records indicate that Woolvertons assignment as a lawyer for the US Army was prosecutor/trial attorney for the US Army Legal Services in Virginia. According to court documents, the US Armys top lawyer, Lieutenant General Dana Chipman allegedly placed Woolverton on the fast-track promotion list to Lieutenant Colonel shortly before he was arrested in October 2009 as Chipman was potentially grooming him for General Officer. The US Army Legal System has been criticized for other ills such as its known insular policy of appointing lawyers to investigate their personal friends when accused of wrongdoing by non-lawyers. Moreover, the US Army is the only uniformed service or federal agency which does not require its lawyers to maintain law licenses with any state.