Friday, 3 May 2013

Are They Good Soldiers?

02 May 2013

Soldiers serve 'despite sex crimes'

"The Ministry of Defence says the armed forces have a zero tolerance approach to all forms of abuse including sexual offences

Twenty soldiers are continuing to serve in the British Army despite committing crimes that resulted in them being placed on the sex offenders' register, it has been revealed.

Ten servicemen convicted of a sexual offence in a civilian court, six convicted at Court Martial and four issued a police caution are still serving in the forces, the Ministry of Defence confirmed.

An MoD spokeswoman said: "While those found guilty of a sexual offence are normally discharged, each is dealt with on a case-by-case basis and in exceptional circumstances their retention can be approved."

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