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Sat May 25, 2013, 08:52 AM

 

Women Were Secretly Filmed at West Point, the Army Says

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Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON ó A sergeant first class on the staff of the United States Military Academy at West Point has been accused of videotaping female cadets without their consent, sometimes when they were undressed in the bathroom or the shower, according to Army officials.

The Army is contacting about a dozen women to alert them that their privacy may have been violated by the suspect, identified as Sgt. First Class Michael McClendon, and to offer support or counseling, officials said.

The allegations at West Point, the nationís oldest and most prestigious military academy, come in the midst of growing outrage in Congress, at the Pentagon and from President Obama over reports of sexual harassment and assault in the armed services. They also come as the Army has begun integrating women into combat positions, bringing added demands for fair and equal treatment of those in uniform.

The revelations are especially startling at West Point, which has had problems with sexual assault but also has many progressive faculty members and prides itself on having an environment of discipline and respect. Women have been enrolled at the two-century-old institution, on a commanding bank of the Hudson River in upstate New York, for nearly 40 years.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/us/sergeant-accused-of-secretly-filming-female-cadets.html

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:11 AM

1. This absolutely does not surprise me

When I was in basic training, we had a male Lt. Comander who liked to pull a 'surprise inspection' of the barracks, right about the time we were all either in the shower, or fresh out and running around, getting ready for bed. Try snapping to attention while still trying to stay wrapped in a barely adequate towel, or halfway through pulling on your night shirt.

He was an arrogant pig but after many complaints, he finally stopped those evening visits.

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Sat May 25, 2013, 10:58 AM

2. The article you linked to is dated May 22 and is too old for LBN.

We're locking this.

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