14 Dec '11, 8am

Naval officer jailed for spanking junior female sailor

CANBERRA - Senior naval officer John Alan Jones claimed spanking the bare bottom of a pretty female sailor was not sexual. But a court-martial disagreed, finding the 57-year-old guilty of seven charges of indecency without consent. The hearing, held over two weeks at the Australian Military Court in Canberra, heard the lieutenant commander used the sexual disciplinary method over four months last year, repeatedly smacking the partially naked woman while she bent over his lap, in his cabin and at her home. He also ordered her to count aloud while he spanked her and admit she was a "naughty girl". Jones stood silently yesterday as the verdicts were read out. He could learn his fate as early as today, with each charge carrying a maximum five-year jail term. Panel president Captain Michael Hickey delivered not-guilty findings on two other indecency counts and lesser charges of...

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