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Thanks for contacting us. We've received your submission. A West Point sergeant secretly photographed and videotaped naked female cadets as they showered, the Army said yesterday. A dozen women were taped as far back as , when Sgt. Authorities had been investigating McClendon since last May, but were waiting to charge him until they collected all evidence and examined the complex case.
Two female West Point graduates from Florida refuse to let it overshadow recent gains women have made in the military. And they have some ideas on how to prevent similar incidents. Carol Barkalow was in that first class. She graduated in and served 22 years in the Army. Barkalow remembers how female cadets were hazed and harassed back then. But she said women have made progress since, even in light of the nude photos. We are never going away and some very basic things have to change within our military. West Point has come a long way over the last 40 years, she said. It now has a female dean of students and female commandant. Both have written books about their military experience.
Army sergeant is accused of secretly videotaping at least a dozen female cadets at the U. Military Academy at West Point. Army Sgt. McClendon "was in possession of inappropriate images allegedly taken without the victims consent," Army spokesman George Wright said. The Army's charging documents allege that McClendon made some of the recordings while the women were in a bathroom at the New York school and "preparing to take a shower. McClendon is facing charges of dereliction of duty, mistreatment, entering a women's bathroom without notice, and taking and possessing inappropriate photos and videos.