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Sgt. Jennifer Dice, McQueen’s successor at SHARP, testified Wednesday that the criminal investigation had “compromised” the program.

“Now soldiers don’t want to come forward; they don’t trust leaders,” she said.

The names of the female soldiers who were allegedly approached by McQueen - three in all - have not been released. Fort Hood spokesman Tyler Broadway said it’s to protect the women.

McQueen made no statement during the hearing, and Fort Hood officials declined a request by The Associated Press to speak to the defendant.

McQueen’s hearing comes in the wake of the court-martial of Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, who in March was fined $20,000 and spared jail time after acknowledging an affair with an officer under his command and carrying on inappropriate relationships with two other women.

A recent Pentagon report showed that there were an estimated 26,000 incidents of sexual assault and unwanted sexual contact in 2012, and that just slightly more than 10 percent of those were reported.

Men outnumber women in the military 4-to-1. At Fort Hood, the male to female ratio is closer to 6-to-1.

In March, the U.S. Senate blocked a bill that would have stripped military commanders of their authority to prosecute or prevent charges for alleged rapes and other serious offenses.