In the wake of a trial against Skype sex cadet Daniel McDonald happening in the Supreme Court Monday, Oct 14, an Australian Federal Police, Detective Sergeant Tony Crocker, revealed that Mr McDonald will also be facing charges for another scandal involving a group called Love of My Life.
The group Love of My Life was reportedly requiring ADFA football members to engage sexual acts on each other as part of the initiation rites.
Mr Crocker stated during the hearing happening Monday that Mr McDonald was a founding member of the initiation group. However, Mr McDonald's lawyer James Glissan QC defended his client, saying that Mr Mc Donald was only involved by association with Love of My Life because he was the captain of the football team.
"He was suspended merely because he was a member of the group but not because he was present at the incident that led to the suspension," Mr Glissan argued.
Back in 2011, Mr Mc Donald, filmed himself while performing sexual acts with a female cadet. While the woman admitted that the sex was mutual, she said that she did not know that the sex was being filmed. And worse, the sexual act was being broadcast through Skype by another cadet, Dylan Deblaquiere, for the entertainment of five other cadet members.
The hearing is yet to reach its final sentencing for accused, Mr McDonald.
In the progression of the hearing, the victim told court that she suffered serious episode of depression and had admitted planning to kill herself resulting from Mr McDonald's and Mr Deblaquiere's Skype sex scandal. What made matters worse for her was that she was called names like "a slut," "a skank" and "dirty whore."
At present, she fears that she will not be able to overcome the emotional trauma she had because of the scandal, she told the court.
"I sank into a deep depression... I turned to alcohol... I cried uncontrollably. I contemplated suicide on more than one occasion".
She confessed feeling as low as animals and had never trust and engaged in any intimate relationship since the scandal.
Acting Justice John Nield tried to make things bearable for the victim saying that "It must be said, of course, that none of it was any of your doing."
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