Australian military cadets guilty in Skype sex case
SYDNEY (AFP) - Two former Australian military cadets were on Wednesday found guilty over a sex broadcasting scandal on Skype that triggered a major review of sexism and abuse in the defence force.
Daniel McDonald, 21, and Dylan Deblaquiere, 20, were convicted by a Canberra jury of using a carriage service in an offensive manner over the so-called Skype scandal at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in 2011.
McDonald was also convicted of committing an act of indecency for his role, in which he filmed himself having sex with a female cadet and streamed it live via Skype to another room where Deblaquiere and four other male students were watching.
The victim, now 20 and unable to be named for legal reasons, did not realise she was being filmed. Traumatised, she went to the media, prompting the government to order a series of reviews into the alleged sexist culture at ADFA and within the military itself.