Australian Defence Force Suspends 5 More Soldiers in Video Sex Scandal

By @vitthernandez on

More heads fell on the sex video scandal involving soldiers from the Australian Defence Force as the Army suspended on Monday five more members who belong to the so-called Jedi Council.

The addition of the five unnamed soldiers brings to eight the total number of military personnel suspended over the video recording of the soldiers having sex with women and then distributing the footage through email.

The first three soldiers under suspension are being investigated by the Defence Force over their acts which not only demeaned women but also used the military's computer system in disseminating the lewd videos.

The five newly suspended military personnel include a major and members of the 2 Commando Regiment based at Holsworthy. The group is considered an elite force.

Another 90 soldiers are also under investigation for their involvement in the sex scandal after the probers discovered hundred of emails sent to over 100 troops around Australia dating back several years. Most of the women involved were picked up from nightclubs around Kings Cross in Sydney.

The investigation has identified 10 of the women involved in the sex scandal. Some of them are ADF members, others are government employees and civilians.