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Chilean sailors accused of sexual snooping on women

Chilean sailors accused of sexual snooping on women

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's navy is investigating eight sailors accused of making and distributing video images of female colleagues in their dormitory aboard a frigate.

Defense Minister Jose Antonio Gomez says the sailors would be expelled from the military if a court martial finds them guilty and could face up to five years in prison.

The newspaper La Estrella de Valparaiso says the sailors are accused of planting small cameras in the women's dormitory and distributing the images over social media.

President Michelle Bachelet sent a tweet about the case on Thursday saying, "We will end all forms of violence against women."

Bachelet integrated women into Chile's navy in 2005 when she was defense minister.

Updated : 2021-07-24 01:13 GMT+08:00