Today’s statement from the Pentagon claims that the guardsmen filmed female soldiers from the 266th Military Police Company in the fall 2008 before they where deployed to Iraq. Commanders in that country where told about the incidents on May 21 and began the investigation within 24 hours.
The website Stars and Stripes reported that Army spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Garver said that “as many as 21 female soldiers may have been victimized by the men.”
“We’re taking this very seriously, as we would any allegation of misconduct,” Garver told Stars and Stripes. “We’re trying to get to the bottom of what happened and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Dolores M. Bernal is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org