Army moves soldiers during gay porn probe
By ESTES THOMPSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A group of paratroopers from the elite 82nd Airborne Division have been moved from their regular barracks while military officials investigate allegations that they appeared on a gay pornography Web site, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The investigation is still at an early stage, division spokeswoman Maj. Amy Hannah said in a statement. The move was prompted by concerns for the soldiers' privacy and rights, not for fears about their safety, she said.
The 82nd Airborne acknowledged the investigation last week but declined to say how many soldiers might have appeared on the military-themed porn site. A defense official speaking on condition of anonymity said last week that as many as seven soldiers were involved.