A U.S. soldier at West Point was criminally charged after taking nude photos of female cadets without obtaining their permission on May 14, according to the Army.
Sgt. 1st Class Michael McClendon was charged with dereliction of duty, cruelty, maltreatment, and bad conduct after taking pictures of cadets that were inappropriate and that he had not been given consent to take. According to an Army spokesman, a “no contact” order with cadets was imposed on McClendon about a year ago, stating that he could not go into any cadet area. While the investigation is being completed, McClendon has been temporarily moved to Fort Drum, New York.
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