It's a bad idea to download child pornography. It's an even worse idea to download child porn at work. Possibly worst of all ideas is to download pornography while at work on a military base. A former civilian fireman aboard Camp LeJeune was sentenced to nine years in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release for doing just that.
Last year, approximately 12 instructors at an airbase in San Antonio were accused of sexually assaulting recruits in Texas. This year, a local Marine recruiter in the Charlotte suburbs is accused of similar criminal activity. Sergeant Derek Percival has been charged with second degree rape, sexual battery, communicating threats and involuntary servitude related to the accusations of two female recruits.
Brigadier General Jeffery A. Sinclair was in Afghanistan earlier this year in support of the 82nd Airborne Division. Now he is back at Fort Bragg, awaiting an Article 32 hearing on charges of sex offenses, including forcible sodomy, engaging in inappropriate relationships and possession of pornography while deployed, among other crimes.
Sexting or "sex texting" is a growing trend as accessibility to technology such as phones and computers increases for members of the military. Depending on the facts of the situation, there can be serious military and criminal consequences to illicit texting. It is important to understand the ramifications of sexting before engaging in the activity.