Fort Carson soldier accused of soliciting young girls

(Photo: Colorado Springs Police Department)

(Photo: Colorado Springs Police Department)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A solider at Fort Carson Army Base is being accused of a string of solicitation cases targeting young women.

KRDO-TV reported Duston Ridner, 43, was arrested in May and released on a $50,000 bond.

Police said he was the driver of a red truck that approached a dozen girls since April. The driver would approach a girl and offer them $100 to watch him perform a lewd act, police said.

Eight juvenile and five adult victims have been identified in the investigation.

Ridner is facing charges of obscenity, attempted indecent exposure and soliciting for prostitution.

An Army spokesman said Ridner is a special forces medical sergeant assigned to 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson.