Monday, July 13, 2009

Soldiers Charged with Filming Female Unit Members Showering

Two soldiers have been accused of filming and photographing female members of their unit while they were taking showers and then distributing the video and images. Sgt. Gilbert Parker and Spc. Matthew Delia, are both National Guardsmen of the 266th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade stationed in Basra, Iraq. The company is out of Manassas, Virginia.

Parker is alleged to have filmed and photographed females in his unit while they showered at Fort Dix, during mobilization training in the fall of 2008. He is also charged with distributing the video and photo, an Army statement said. He is charged with committing an indecent act, violating a general order, conspiracy, obstructing justice and distributing pornography.

Delia was charged with conspiring with and assisting Parker, as well as with distribution of the material.

The maximum sentence for Parker’s charges would be 18 years in confinement and a dishonorable discharge. The maximum sentence for the Delia's charges would be 12 years in confinement and a dishonorable discharge.
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