Top Naval commander relieved of duty after solicitation charge

Source: Shoreline Newsletter
Source: Shoreline Newsletter

JACKSONVILLE, FL (WCSC) - Rear Admiral Tim Alexander, Commander of the Navy's Southeast region, officially relieved Capt. Glen Melvin Little of his command of Naval Weapons Station Charleston due to a loss of confidence in Little's judgment and ability to command.

Alexander's decision came after Little was arrested Jan. 26 as part of a prostitution sting conducted by the North Charleston Police Department.

Little, 55, was arrested and charged with solicitation of prostitution.

According to the North Charleston police report, Little approached an undercover officer posing as a street-level prostitute the morning of Jan. 26 after circling the lot she was patrolling several times.

When Little approached the undercover officer, the report stated, he asked her if she needed a ride to which she said she did not. She told Little she was working and asked him if he was interested in some "business."

According to the report, Little asked the undercover officer several times if she was a cop and then confirmed he was interested in "business." Little told the officer he wanted oral sex and, when asked, said he was willing to pay $20 for the sex act.

Little invited her into his vehicle and she directed him to the rear of the building where officers were waiting to make the arrest. Little was detained at the North Charleston Police holding facility until his bond hearing.

According to the NWS Public Affairs Officer Scott Bassett, Little was temporarily reassigned to commander in the Navy's Southeast Region in Jacksonville, Florida. Little is awaiting orders for his next assignment.

Little has been stationed at the Naval Weapons Station since August, 2008. Just this month he took over as Deputy Commander of the new Joint Base Charleston, a merger between the NWS and the Charleston Air Force Base.

Cmdr. Gary Martin, the Executive Officer at NWS, has taken temporary command of the base until a permanent replacement can be assigned.

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