West Point Sgt. Pleads Guilty At Fort Drum Court Martial


A sergeant accused of secretly videotaping female cadets at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., pleaded guilty Wednesday following a general court-martial at Fort Drum.

The New York Times reports Sgt. First Class Michael McClendon  will serve a 33-month sentence. His rank will be reduced to private. He will be given a bad-conduct discharge following his sentence.

McClendon was responsible for advising students at West Point. He was accused of videotaping some female cadets as they undressed in a locker room. Other women were recorded in bathrooms and elsewhere on campus.

The case became public last May as outrage was growing over sexual assault in the military.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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