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A WOMAN told yesterday how she felt ill when she found out an RAF man had made a secret video of her undressing.

Senior aircraftman senior aircraftman

an ordinary rank in the Royal Air Force
 Lee Carter Talmadge Lee Carter, (October 27, 1958 - ) is the current judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit of Alabama. He is one of two judges that serve the counties of Marion and Winston. Judge John Bentley is the other judge that serves the 25th Circuit.  filmed seven women at RAF Lossiemouth RAF Lossiemouth (IATA: LMO, ICAO: EGQS) is a Royal Air Force station to the west of the town of Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland. It is one of the RAF's biggest bases and currently Britain's main base for Tornado GR4s. , Moray Moray, alternate spelling of Murray
Moray. For Scottish names spelled thus, use Murray.
Moray, council area and former county, Scotland
Moray (mûr`ē) 
, after offering to take portrait photos of them, it is claimed.

A court martial COURT MARTIAL. A court authorized by the articles of war, for the trial of all offenders in the army or navy, for military offences. Article 64, directs that general courts martial may consist of any number of commissioned officers, from five to thirteen, inclusively; but they shall not  yesterday heard one of his alleged victims say: "I am obviously disgusted that Carter filmed me in these circumstances.

"I felt physically sick watching the video. At one point I changed my bra and for several seconds my breasts were exposed."

Another woman said she felt particularly betrayed, as Carter was a friend of her husband.

She told the court: "Since watching the video I feel very dirty and ashamed.

"I am a very private person. Lee had become a family friend."

The court has heard Carter was caught when colleagues found the videos in his locker Things commonly known as lockers include:
  • A type of storage compartment with a lock usually used to store clothing. When a room is dedicated to containing many lockers it is often called either a locker room or changing room.
  • A Bicycle locker
  • A locking differential.
 and recognised one of the women.

Some films showed women topless and wearing thong-style underwear.

The alleged victims were all either female colleagues at the base or the wives of men stationed there.

The court heard that Carter, who was employed as an official photographer, offered to take portrait shots of the women at a studio on the station.

He would urge them to take along changes of clothing. Then, as they undressed to change during photo sessions, he would use strategically-placed video cameras to film them.

In a statement read to the court martial at the base, Carter, 29, said he had taken advantage of his situation to make the videos.

Asked for his reasons for filming the women between September 1995 and December 1996, he replied: "Sex".

Carter, who has been in the RAF for nine years, faces up to two years behind bars if found guilty.

Defence agent Andrew McCartan argued that the behaviour of his client had to be judged by the standards of the present day.

He said: "It is my contention that what senior aircraftman Carter did, and what you have seen, is not disgraceful dis·grace·ful  
Bringing or warranting disgrace; shameful.

dis·graceful·ly adv.
 conduct of an indecent kind."

Carter denies eight charges of disgraceful conduct of an indecent kind, contrary to the Air Force Act of 1955.

He had been due to leave the service in April this year, but his departure was delayed pending the court martial, which is set to finish today.
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Author:Frew, Callum
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Nov 19, 1998
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