Wednesday, October 23, 2013

No Jail for Skype Sex Scandal Cadets

Australia - The two men at the centre of the Australian Defence Force Academy Skype scandal have avoided jail time.

Daniel McDonald, 21, secretly filmed himself having sex with a female cadet and streamed it live to Dylan Deblaquiere, 21, in a nearby dorm room at ADFA in Canberra in 2011.

Earlier this year a jury found the pair guilty of sending offensive material over the internet without consent. McDonald was also found guilty of an act of indecency.

In sentencing today in the ACT Supreme Court, Acting Justice John Nield rejected jail time... Instead he handed McDonald two 12-month good behaviour bonds, to be served concurrently, and Deblaquiere a single 12-month good behaviour bond. He warned they will go to jail if they breach their orders... "General deterrence has been achieved," he said...

The Department of Defence has confirmed it will take action in relation to McDonald. (more)