Two of the ADFA cadets involved in the ADFA cadets sex scandal today appeared in court in the ACT. Their names have been released in the media, so I won’t repeat them here. The two are the cadet who had consensual sex with Kate and his mate who it seems helped set up the Skype feed. It has been said in court today that Kate had a ‘friends with benefits’ arrangement with the cadet she was filmed having sex with. As myNigel pointed out, that was a friends with benefits arrangement, not a friends with benefits that you can broadcast to your mates arrangement. The Magistrate also rejected a claim that proceedings should be kept suppressed for national security grounds. I guess defending counsel have to try everything. It would have been nice if the slut shaming could have skipped though.
Please note: we thrashed out a lot of issues around the existence or not of a culture in the Armed Forces that allows this type of behaviour to occur in the previous thread. Please do not re-hash it here. This thread is for ongoing discussion of the case as reported in the media.