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'Ringleader' In Military Gay porn Ring Sentenced To Prison

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'Ringleader' In Military Gay p*** Ring Sentenced To Prison

by The Associated Press

May 16, 2006 - 9:00 pm ET

(Fort Bragg, North Carolina) A soldier who pleaded guilty Tuesday to having sex for money for a military-themed Web site was sentenced to three months in prison and will be discharged from the service.

Pfc. Wesley K. Mitten, 21, Mitten pleaded guilty to sodomy, conduct detrimental to the Army and cocaine use. He is one of seven soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division accused of appearing on the site. Two others, Pvt. Kagen B. Mullen and Pfc. Richard Ashley, have also pleaded guilty and sentenced to prison. Like Mitten, they were also ordered to forfeit two-thirds of their pay and received bad conduct discharges.

Mitten said in court that the Web site's producer, Dennis Ashe, contacted him through the Internet in August 2005. The two met the next day and Ashe offered Mitten $2,000 to perform in a gay pornography video, Mitten said.

Mitten also made another film, posed for pictures and appeared before a camera for Internet broadcasts, he said. He earned $6,000 in three months, he told the judge, Col. Grant S. Jaquith.

Judge asked Mitten, the son of career military man, why he agreed to appear on the site.

"It was for the money, your honor," Mitten said.

Army prosecutors said Mitten helped recruit other members of his unit for Ashe.

"The accused was the ring leader. He brought people in," Capt. Lee Zeldin said. "He exploited other members of the unit, but it was okay because Pvt. Mitten was making a buck."

Mitten apologized for his involvement with the site.

"I am sorry for disgracing my family name and my unit. I am sorry and I wish I could take it all back," he said.

Four other soldiers were punished outside of the military court system. All four were reduced in rank to private, forfeited half a month's pay for two months, performed extra work and were restricted to Fort Bragg for 45 days. T

he Army has discharged one paratrooper and has recommended discharges for the other three, division officials said.

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