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Seven 82nd Airborne Soldiers Charged in Gay Porn Case

Active_duty_1The seven members of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division based in Fort Bragg that the military was investigating have been charged with engaging in sex for money on a website.

According to the Associated Press:
"Three of the soldiers face courts-martial on charges of sodomy, pandering and wrongfully engaging in sexual acts for money while being filmed, according to a statement released Friday by the military. Four other soldiers, who were not named, received nonjudicial punishments. The Army has recommended that all be discharged."

The website in question, which is not named by AP, had previously been identified by bloggers as ActiveDuty.com.

Army Charges 7 in Sex-for-Money Website [ap]

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  1. in before there's some joke about "discharge"

    Posted by: elliott | Feb 24, 2006 6:36:07 PM


  2. Don't we have something to do? Like a war to fight? And trouble recruiting?

    Posted by: Rob | Feb 24, 2006 7:28:15 PM


  3. If "Cole" was gonna be my drill seargent, I definitely would enlist......

    Posted by: busytimmy | Feb 24, 2006 8:05:32 PM


  4. Not that these boys aren't old enough to know better, but I think it's reprehensible that ActiveDuty continues to USE these soldiers, knowing that they will be caught and prosecuted, again and again.

    The boys may be desperate for cash, or maybe they just don't understand how much trouble this will cause them, but ActiveDuty is clearly taking unfair advantage of these guys.

    I hate bottom-feeders.

    Posted by: Jay Croce | Feb 24, 2006 10:21:27 PM


  5. http://www.wral.com/news/7412938/detail.html

    Cole got out of the marines almost a year ago, no worries.

    The wral link names the four given adminstrative puinshment.

    I am sure the money helps, but these guys get nearly twice the minimum wage as a private, plus room and board. If they were desperate for cash its because they have a deep case of the I wants, common among young guys.

    Activeduty should not be using these guys, it just leads to problems, until they are out of the Army. Isuspect they will have a very hard time getting military models now.

    I just hope the guys are ok mentally.

    Posted by: jason scott williams | Feb 24, 2006 10:43:43 PM


  6. They've been charged with sodomy? Hasn't the military heard of Lawrence v. Texas? Can't they come up with enough charges without throwing in sodomy? Actually, I'm not at all surprised. I was in the Army for 12 years and it is a profoundly conservative institution and will never stop prosecuting consentual, adult, same-sex sodomy. The Army is a separate world that is farther to the right than most civilians can ever imagine.

    Posted by: Sam | Feb 25, 2006 12:13:35 AM


  7. Jay, Dink is hardly a bottom feeder.

    You should definitely read this article about him before you pass judgement. Fair warning: the link is NWS.

    http://www.nightcharm.com/?p=308

    Posted by: Tread | Feb 25, 2006 12:32:07 AM


  8. as far as i can tell, there's nothing remotely ill-spirited about what these guys did. i can't say the same for dink flamingo, owner of activeduty.com, because i don't know how he runs his business. but, when it comes to the young men on the site, they're interesting, range from attractive to spellbinding with the occasional intrepid awkward guy, tend to seem to enjoy or appreciate having sex with one another or jerking off or both, and are presented as modest regarding the unique film experience they provide that opens windows into creative human interactions.

    Posted by: josh | Feb 25, 2006 12:37:28 AM


  9. I cant wait for my 82nd Airborne T-shirt to arrive... Hurry get on board.

    82nd Battle of (over) the Bulge jokes here.

    Posted by: MikeLA2 | Feb 25, 2006 2:22:38 AM


  10. >>They feel they’re safe here, and they are safe here,” Flamingo says. “Their safety is my main concern. I’m not out here exploiting people for the money.

    'Scuse me Tread, but somebody's not telling the whole truth. How is he keeping them safe, by getting them arrested. He knows, far better than the boys that he's using, that what they are doing is a court martial offense. And he keeps right on doing it.

    Not doing it for the money?? Please! Who's buying that?

    Posted by: Jay Croce | Feb 25, 2006 2:42:15 AM


  11. He was keeping them safe. Do you think Dink went and yacked about what was going on at his house? I'm sure it was one of his non-regulars who went and couldn't keep his trap shut.

    If you've actually watched the videos, you'd know that the guys feel extremely comfortable with Dink. In fact, they're my favorite of all the "straight m4m" videos because the guys look relaxed and not like deer in headlights.

    As for Dink being in it only for the money, that's a completely cynical response from you. I know a couple of porn producers and they take the safety of their models very seriously. You have to actually know about the business, besides what you hear third-hand, before you pass judgment. Dink says it best:

    “A lot of these guys use (money) as a justification. And I think that a lot of them fantasize (about being with men). They spend all this time with men, they live with a bunch of men, they shower with a bunch of men, they work with men all the time. They build friendships with these men. They go out on field operations and stay in the field for two weeks. I’ve heard some wonderful stories. And I think that it is an outlet for a lot of them to express themselves … This is the place they can do it. On top of that, they can make some money, therefore, they have a justification for doing it.”

    I hardly call that exploitation. Stop trying to take the moral high ground here, because there is none. We're talking about porn and guys who willingly submit themselves to be on camera with other guys. Dink does not trick them into doing gay porn. They know exactly what they're getting into.

    Personally, I will stay subscribed to ActiveDuty.com because I really enjoy the quality of the porn Dink produces.

    Posted by: Tread | Feb 25, 2006 2:10:42 PM


  12. Dink probably doesn't trick them into porn but what he does is at the very least bait and switch. He has openly admitted in his videos and on ADLive that he recruits his guys with the promise of a career in "Athletic Modeling" and then slowing easing them into the world of adult videos. The strange thing is that I actually like AD and the guys that they feature, but with that said I've always been a bit uncomfortable with how he recruits his models. Yes they are grown men who are fully aware of what they are doing but Dink knows, even more so than the guys themselves about what they would be in store for if their superiors were to find out. There is just no way that he's being completely upfront as to what the consequences of their actions might be as no one in their right mind would sign up to have their lives ruined in the way that these seven soldiers have had theirs.

    Posted by: Gregg | Feb 25, 2006 3:11:52 PM


  13. our government should be more gay friendly.......

    Posted by: ;lonely Dad | Feb 25, 2006 4:37:15 PM


  14. I don't think Dink tricks or forces these guys to do anything yet I have seen the videos ( I am a long time subscriber) and I know he always has alcohol around just to loosen the belts up.

    I actually believe most of these guys are gay, the ones that suck cock and get fucked or even get sucked. Almost all of them are very comfortable on tape doing the do and they can claim this is my first time all they want but...just look at the butt holes, many stretched to the point of not able to closed. :)

    If you watch the video of Jordon Sage he did after his ETS from the Army, he and Dink talk about the old days when they sat around that house with no electricty and no money. Now go over and look at the house he has in the videos on wral. I am certain these videoa are done for the money by Dink. The guys don't make a lot of money unless they do repeated videos and do everything. So I believe the guys do this for a few hundred bucks and also to do the videos. Young gay guys, especially atheletic guys like to be admired and this is a avenue for that.

    I don't know that I will stay subscribed. Surely Dink will not be able to recruit active duty guys anymore. The content on web on sites like corbinfisher and seancody (are they the same buisness) is bland and totally unitresting. I admit a few of the guys are pretty in a gay way but still Dink had the hottest guys.


    Posted by: jason scott williams | Feb 25, 2006 4:59:48 PM


  15. "I don't know that I will stay subscribed. Surely Dink will not be able to recruit active duty guys anymore. The content on web on sites like corbinfisher and seancody (are they the same buisness) is bland and totally unitresting. I admit a few of the guys are pretty in a gay way but still Dink had the hottest guys"

    Jason, do you know which models it was that were caught? I have seen the videos as well. These guys may be young, or stupid or niave, or all of the above, but that happens. The military is treating them worse than if they had abused prisoners in Iraq or something.

    Posted by: g | Feb 25, 2006 5:13:11 PM


  16. i'm a recent vet and oh man...where to begin: pornographers are (surprise) sleazebags. the dudes know perfectly well what they're getting into and the repeat offenders (pardon the expression) like it. and finally, if you volunteer, you like have sex with dudes and you're at the very least bi. are there people surprised there're masculine bi and gay servicemen?! finally, many dudes raised especially since the 1980's are far more open and comfortable about sexuality to an extent that some older dudes i don't think comprehend so there's a generational gap at work here.

    i wanna add this: like i wrote in a previous post, that airborne dude kraynak who died in montreal along with his porn actor/stripper 20 year old buddy was obviously also at least bi. he may have sincerely tried to hide it from his mom and girlfriends so it's not surprising they are allegedly shocked at the circumstances. interesting, i read some threads on another site about these 2 dudes and the posters were universally female (or claimed to be) and made them out (especially kraynak) to be saints. i 'd be mildly interested to hear what some close male friends (i'm not talking gay lover, just long time guy frinds) opinions and observations. i'll go out on a limb and make an educated guess it won't conform with his (their) moms and girlfriends observations and opinions.

    in this day and age, i'm amazed many (most?)females have such a poor understanding of males and real gender differences. the feminazis so-far successful war on boys,men and masculinity can take alot of blame for this. and why there are alot of men (usually hypocritcally)who patronize important woman in their life to an extent they'd never do with another guy, is sad.

    Posted by: flaco | Feb 25, 2006 6:00:11 PM


  17. and god fucking damn that dude cole in the pic is a major hottie!!!

    Posted by: flaco | Feb 25, 2006 6:10:23 PM


  18. >>Dink does not trick them into doing gay porn. They know exactly what they're getting into.

    Come on Tread. How can you say that? You don't know what he's told them. You don't know if they understood that these videos would be sold openly, and that a number of guys have already been busted for appearing on that website. You just don't know. So I don't understand why you are defending this guy so strongly. For all you know, and I've seen it in other porn vids, Dink may be telling them that no one else will see the video, or that they can't get into trouble because it's not going to be shown while they're still on active duty.

    I don't know, and you don't know, and I tend to go with the money. The guy who's making the money, makes up the rules to protect himself.

    I think the Dink is a fink.

    Posted by: Jay Croce | Feb 25, 2006 8:06:40 PM


  19. Jay your always getting the last word.

    Posted by: MikeLA2 | Feb 26, 2006 3:19:26 AM


  20. Love your web site since I found from Megite Gossip at http://www.megite.com/index.php?section=gossip

    Posted by: Katie | Feb 26, 2006 3:26:07 AM


  21. Jay, I reference that interview. That's all I have to say about it. I believe Dink's own words more than speculation.

    You can't base how Dink runs his operation off what you see in other vids. They weren't produced by him.

    If you're so concerned about the money, why would Dink go out of his way to hurt his cash cow? It's his best interest to protect the guys on his website.

    Posted by: Tread | Feb 26, 2006 2:07:38 PM


  22. >>It's his best interest to protect the guys on his website.

    Tread, the only thing he can do to protect them is not use their vids or pix until after they are out of the military. Aside from that, he is exposing them to prosecution, not protecting them. I can't see how you don't understand that.

    He's not obligated to protect them. These guys are adults. I just don't know whether he's giving them good advice, bad advice, or no advice. That's all I'm trying to say. If he warns them that they may get into trouble, he's an upstanding guy, and he's done all that can be expected. If he tells them they won't get into trouble, he's a bad guy.

    I don't know what he tells them, and you don't know either. I just hope he's not misleading anyone.

    Posted by: Jay Croce | Feb 26, 2006 4:24:23 PM


  23. While I do think the soldiers need to own up to their mistakes of being involved in activity inconsistent with their military careers (I mean c'mon--if you're going to make videotaped porn, you know there's a risk of people seeing it and telling others), their sexual orientation is totally irrelevant. Furthermore, with the bigots and right wingnuts out there, allowing their names to be publicly devulged places them at grave danger of harrassment, physical violence, and discrimination. I think in this case, the judge should've barred the release of their identities until after their trial(s).

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Feb 26, 2006 5:51:35 PM


  24. These guys who were caught had to know what they were doing and what they were getting into. They were or are, military and know how the military feels about these things. Part of me thinks that when these guys do these things, knowing they will be on the web, they are kind of hoping to get caught so they can A-get out of the military and B-come OUT...I agree that if they are not gay they are at least BI...but I do not feel sorry for them. When they signed up for these videos, unless you are a complete idiot, you have to realize that this will have the potential to come back and bite you in the ass...Whenever I say or post something on the internet or said or did something back in my television days...I knew it had the potential to come back to me later...These straight military guys can be but so dumb and could not have expected that they would not be caught...eventually...then just need to suck it up and take thier punishment...I will now go watch closing ceremonies of the Olympics...

    Posted by: Kelly | Feb 26, 2006 8:36:46 PM


  25. Are you ready for this?

    The French Company that Mark Kraynak and Steve Wright worked for is set to release a film starring the two guys. It is titled: "Let's Get It On" http://www.tempcity.com/bitchless/index.php?showtopic=1117 Kraynak also did work for activeduty.com .

    Kraynak's mother has been charging that the owner of the adult company FORCED her son to dance at a gay club in Toronto and she has claimed that Mark wasn't gay; that Mark was killed because he was trying to get out of the adult indusy. There is at least one clip of Kraynak doing a j/o scene with another guy at Next Door Hookup.

    Posted by: Peter Everhard | Feb 26, 2006 10:36:46 PM


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