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82nd Airborne Gay Porn "Ringleader" Faces Court

MittenPfc. Wesley K. Mitten, 21, the "ringleader" of the members of the 82nd Airborne charged with appearing on gay porn sites, has had his day before the military court. Mitten was considered the "ringleader" because he allegedly recruited other members of the unit.

Mitten pleaded guilty "to sodomy, conduct detrimental to the Army and using cocaine" in a plea bargain that will send him to jail for three months, demote him to private, take 2/3 of his pay, and send him out of the military on a bad conduct discharge.

Mitten performed under the name "Donnie" and was first courted to the Active Duty website by owner Dennis Ashe, who agreed to pay him $2,000 for his services. Mitten made $6,000 in total.

Two other soldiers, Kagen Mullen and Richard Ashley, received plea bargains earlier this month and are now serving 90 and 75 days in prison, respectively.

Mitten made a statement to the court before receiving his sentence: "It was for the money, your honor...I am sorry for disgracing my family name and my unit. I am sorry and I wish I could take it all back."

Porn ringleader sentenced [fayetteville online]

Mark Simpson, Details, and the 82nd Airborne [tr]
Seven 82nd Airborne Soldiers Charged in Gay Porn Case [tr]
Active Duty Soldiers and Gay Internet Porn [tr]
82nd Airborne in Gay Porn Scandal [tr]
(thanks marc)

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  1. You lost your mittens? You naughty kitten!
    Now you shall have no pie.

    Posted by: Nasty, Brutish & Short | May 17, 2006 2:39:04 PM

  2. Ha ha ha. "Unit."

    Posted by: Toby | May 17, 2006 2:43:33 PM

  3. This is really sad but it also says something about how poorly the soldiers are paid.

    Posted by: noah | May 17, 2006 2:54:53 PM

  4. That's what I call a Stiff penalty. Boy's gonna do some hard time.

    Ok that's enough.

    Posted by: Jamie | May 17, 2006 3:50:18 PM

  5. Jesus! "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Do Porn." Imagine that conversation in prison. "What are you in for?" "Murder. You?" "Oh, I did a porn for money."

    Posted by: Chad | May 17, 2006 5:32:02 PM

  6. I feel for this guy. Gay for pay or gay all the way, he got caught up in a situation not of his making.I wonder how to contribute to his commissary.Remember,the quality of mercy is not strained.

    Posted by: Brian | May 17, 2006 6:10:19 PM

  7. I hope and its subscribers will do the right thing and support the prisoners' families through their financial ordeal.

    Posted by: Uroskin | May 17, 2006 6:21:56 PM

  8. OK-- I am as liberal as liberal can get! However, if one chooses to splatter ones dick and balls all over the internet, then, ramifications are sure to follow! Not getting paid enough? Come on girls-- have you ever heard the word b-u-d-g-e-t ? No one held a gun to this poor little victim's head. If you would not like for your mother to see it, then don't publish it!

    Posted by: John | May 17, 2006 7:29:07 PM

  9. I'm with John. Dude joined the fucking ARMY (or whatever), for God's sake. Everyone's known forever that it's a different world, and you accept the restrictions for the benefits. Then, to think - and I don't care how high you are - that the video being shot while you get nasty with some boys isn't going to impact your pension and standing in the corps....

    Posted by: Jacko | May 17, 2006 10:16:55 PM

  10. Well, at least his legacy will be forever displayed on the internet. $6k? Guys, you really need to consider other options. $60k, maybe, but no piddly $6k.

    Posted by: Damien Tilden | May 17, 2006 11:56:44 PM

  11. I don't understand how they're about to prosecute these guys. Doesn't's warning page mention that you cannot use the site against the actors or something? Can anyone explain (via email because i won't remember to come back and check)?

    Posted by: James | May 18, 2006 5:55:51 PM

  12. Thanks, Jacko! At least someone out there "gets it"!

    Posted by: John | May 19, 2006 1:01:29 AM

  13. I am a gay director from detroit.
    I wish I could of had him in one of my films.

    Posted by: gayboy director | Jun 11, 2006 3:21:48 PM

  14. I thought that I would miss my wife more... I believe I am gay... But I'm not sure yet.

    Posted by: Wayne | Aug 8, 2006 10:07:52 AM

  15. i am kagen mullen lol and im still not discharged from the army yet they wont send me my final pappers so its almost impossable to get a good job without those forms this is bull shit

    Posted by: kagen | Jul 21, 2007 6:28:41 PM

  16. I always make a point not to work with a performer if I sense that he has any reason not to want his picture plastered all over the Internet. It's bad business.

    Posted by: Mike Zillion | Dec 1, 2007 12:28:47 AM

  17. i'm gay

    Posted by: berni | May 12, 2008 11:26:04 PM

  18. It takes two to tango.

    Posted by: mark | Nov 19, 2008 12:14:32 AM

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  20. Guilty for doing Cocaine on camera? seriously is that what was shown? I haven't seen it but if anyone is fool enough to do coke on camera they are far as the naked video, who cares, its sex its consensual he is an adult, how will that affect his performance in the military?

    Posted by: Cole Maverick | Aug 23, 2011 11:14:37 AM

  21. Pleaded "guilty" of "sodomy?"
    How many soldiers get blowjobs or screw their wives and girlfriends in the rear?
    The military is seriously backwards.

    Posted by: Steve | Dec 16, 2013 7:48:43 AM

  22. This post wins the prize for most awkward and bizarre comments.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Jan 20, 2014 11:32:31 AM

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