Navy Doctor Convicted of Videotaping Midshipmen Engaged in Sex Acts

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Navy doctor has been convicted of using a hidden camera to videotape Naval Academy midshipmen engaged in sex acts.

Commander Kevin Ronan was found guilty of seven counts of conduct unbecoming an officer, three counts of illegal wiretapping and one count of obstruction of justice.

Navy prosecutors allege that Ronan used a camera hidden in an air purifier to tape the male midshipmen while they stayed in guest bedrooms at his home in Annapolis, Maryland. They were there as part of an academy program that places students in private homes during their free time.

Ronan testified this week that he bought the device to make sure the students didn't throw parties while he wasn't home.

Two men found the recordings in January and turned them over to authorities.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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