WASHINGTON (AP) - Deliberations will resume tomorrow in the
court-martial of a Navy doctor accused of using a hidden camera to
videotape Naval Academy midshipmen engaged in sex acts.
Navy prosecutors and defense attorneys finished their cases with
closing arguments earlier today. The military jury then began
considering the case against Commander Kevin Ronan, who's charged
with conduct unbecoming an officer, wiretapping and obstruction of
justice. The panel went home after more than four hours of
Navy prosecutors say Ronan used a camera hidden in an air
purifier to tape the male midshipmen while they stayed in guest
bedrooms at his home in Annapolis, Maryland. Ronan testified that
he bought the equipment to make sure the students didn't throw
parties while he wasn't home.
His lawyer also says the men who said they found the tapes made
them in a plot to extort money.