Sailor not guilty of distributing nude videos, judge finds

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Posted: Jun 23, 2015 10:58 AM

MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) — A military judge has found a submarine sailor not guilty of distributing videos of naked female officers.

The ruling on Tuesday came in a general court-martial for Petty Officer 3rd Class Samuel Buchner, the fifth sailor charged in the videotaping scandal aboard the USS Wyoming.

The case has highlighted difficulties the Navy has faced in integrating women into its submarine fleet.

Buchner was charged with distributing videos using his cellphone. His attorney said in an earlier hearing that he didn't know what he was transferring.

The actual videos were shot by another sailor, Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles Greaves, who was sentenced to two years in prison and a dishonorable discharge.

Three other sailors have also received prison time related to the videos.