'Co-founder' of ADF sex ring exposed
Network Seven has revealed images of the alleged co-founder and other members of the self-named 'Jedi Council', a group that exchanged sexually explicit images of fellow female soldiers.PT1M15S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2ptv9 620 349 July 12, 2013
The self-styled ''Jedi Council'' of army members who allegedly formed an internet sex ring used labels such as ''married mole number five'' and ''virgin mole'' for their female victims, it was reported on Thursday night.
In one case, the group allegedly shared a satellite image of the home of a woman with whom one Jedi Council member had had sex, along with personal details, so others could try to ''get some action'', it was reported.
And the group made offensive remarks about a female officer who was once used in a promotional campaign about the benefits to women of a career in the army, Channel Seven reported.
David Morrison: Furious at Jedi Council ring. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
The so-called Jedi Council was an alleged ring of army members who exchanged explicit pictures and footage of women with whom some had had sex. So far, eight male army members have been suspended. The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, has expressed open fury about the matter.
Seven News reported that there were seven female victims and that Australian Defence Force investigators had flown to Afghanistan to interview a female air force member, though it was not clear whether this woman was a victim.
The report said one co-founder of the group, a former commando and army reservist who has been suspended, was accused of filming himself having sex with a Victorian woman. Images were then seen by up to 60 Defence personnel, accompanied by comments on her appearance and sexual performance.
An army spokeswoman declined to comment on the report.