Former Soldier Arrested Warner Robins Woman Charged in Espionage Case

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A former Army soldier was arrested yesterday in Georgia and

charged with selling classified national defense documents to

the governments of the former Czechoslovakia and Hungary.

Kelly Therese Warren, 31, of Warner Robins is accused in a

federal indictment of collecting or delivering defense

information to aid a foreign government and conspiracy to do the

same.

According to the indictment, Warren worked from 1984 to 1988 as

a clerk at the 8th Infantry Division headquarters in Germany,

where she prepared classified documents. Her department planned

the operations of the division, whose mission was to defend

Western Europe from attack.

The division kept classified U.S. military and NATO documents

related to the planned allied defense of Central Europe, plans

for the use of tactical nuclear weapons and chemical warfare.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office out of Tampa, which

is prosecuting the case, said he could not comment on what kind

of damage was caused by the alleged spying.

As part of the conspiracy, the indictment charges Warren and

others used their positions with the Army to pass information up

to the "top secret" level.

Top secret information, by definition, is that which could be

reasonably expected to cause "exceptionally grave damage to the

national security" if disclosed.

The Justice Department said Warren is the fourth person charged

in the Middle District of Florida with conspiring to commit

espionage with former Army Sgt. …