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Posted: 2/25/2006 9:30:01 AM EDT
Army gay scandal

By ESTES THOMPSON
Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Army has recommended that seven 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers be discharged following allegations they engaged in sex acts shown on a gay pornographic Web site.

Three soldiers face courts-martial on charges of sodomy, pandering and engaging in sex acts for money. Four others received nonjudicial punishments, according to a statement released by the military Friday.

The charges do not mention the name of the site, but the division had previously been investigating allegations that soldiers appeared on a gay pornography Web site. A spokesman for the division said the charges were a result of that investigation.

The military-themed Web site did not make any direct reference to the division or Fort Bragg, a sprawling post about 70 miles south of Raleigh.

"As far as we're concerned, it's isolated to the unit, and our investigation determined that these seven individuals were the only ones" involved, said 82nd Airborne spokesman Maj. Thomas Earnhardt.

The charges indicate the soldiers' behavior is "a much more serious matter than just their sexual orientation," said Steve Ralls, a spokesman for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a legal group that helps gays and lesbians in the military.

"I'm not going to make excuses for service members who are taking part in sexual conduct for money," said Ralls. "It would be absolutely criminal regardless of whether they were heterosexual or gay."

Earnhardt said the three soldiers charged under military law had been appointed military attorneys, but he said the lawyers would be unavailable for comment on Friday.

I wonder if the photos were just made to make money and were'nt "real" gay stuff?

Link Posted: 2/25/2006 9:30:45 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:02:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NAKED-GUNMAN:

I wonder if the photos were just made to make money and were'nt "real" gay stuff?






Hard to argue you're not gay with a schlong in your mouth, IMO.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:05:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 5:05:28 PM EDT by The_Beer_Slayer]
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