An Australian Navy officer may serve only a year in jail after abusing his authority and sexually assaulting a female subordinate.
According to court testimony, Lieutenant John Alan Jones made a female subordinate remove her clothing and "beg" to be spanked--four times. In her testimony, the young sailor cried and said she has considered suicide. However, it now appears Jones' court martial panel may have been been more interested in the welfare of a Navy-issue computer that Jones tried to destroy when his misconduct became known.
Jones will be thrown out of the Navy, but he may serve only a year's jail time--"for good conduct," according to an article in Australia's 9 News. His case will be automatically "reviewed" and possibly appealed.
Tell the Aussie navy not to tolerate acts of sexual aggression and assault! Tell them not to let Jones off the hook with a light sentence all out of proportion to his crime.