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U.S. Navy Discharges Man For Doing Gay Adult Modeling

Midshipman Andrew Koch has been kicked out of the U.S. Navy ROTC in the third year of a four-year scholarship service contract and  ordered to pay back nearly $26,000.00 dollars in scholarship money after the Navy discovered that Andrew under the name of Patrick Hunter had done some part-time gay modeling through the adult website FabScout.com

The Personal Review Board that made the decision found Andrew’s part-time “modeling” to be “inconsistent with good order and discipline,” and “inconsistent with what the Navy deems morally acceptable.”

Koch was informed by a commanding officer, T.M. Calabrese, that he was being placed on an involuntary leave of absence, while he was being investigated “for an alleged serious moral offense that brings discredit upon the naval service.”

A week later the Board concurred, advising Andrew that he would also be liable to return all tuition, fees, and educational expenses incurred during his tenure.

In a statement Andrew wrote: , “[I] never meant to disrespect the Navy, never appeared in uniform, and never associated [my] private work in pornography with the Navy in any way. Morality is a very subjective ideal.”

The Navy’s Personnel Review Board (PRB) rejected Koch’s claim, but did note that his conduct was “perfectly legal.” Even so they still concluded it was inconsistent with Navy standards.

Andrew added that he started the gay modeling to raise funds because he was experiencing financial hardship, after being placed on a leave of absence from the NROTC for medical reasons.  “I am not at all ashamed of gay sex. I just needed to support myself. It was never my intention to bring any discredit to the service. I never correlated my private conduct with my public service. I saw a disconnect between the two.”

Craigslist Gelded! – Craigslist Buckles Under Pressure, Removes "Adult Services" Section From It’s Website

Craigslist has given up fighting to keep up it’s “Adult Services” section after it had been faced with a letter from 17 state attorneys general demanding it immediately shut down its adult services listing.

Craigslist’s “Adult Services” section carried ads for everything from personal massages to a night’s companionship, which critics say veered into prostitution and jailhouse suicide last month of a former medical student who was awaiting trial in the killing of a masseuse he met through Craigslist. But in an intersecting counter-point if Philip Markoff the former medical student who was accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist had gone through another different underground venue the police would have never caught him because they used the messages sent through Craigslist to catch Markoff.

Driving sex work underground is exactly what makes it dangerous. Sex workers in legal brothels do not have to worry about client abuse or persecution by law enforcement. So now 17 attorneys generals who will get to crow how they “saved the children” when they make their bid to run for higher office have actually made it harder and the police crack down on crimes that happen to sex workers and people who use them.

According the AIM Group, Craigslist’s adult services section accounts for 30 percent of its overall revenue — a projected $36.6 million in 2010 out of $122 million. More than half the company’s revenue comes from recruitment advertising and about 17 percent (almost $21 million) comes from apartment ads in New York City, the AIM

Something tells me there’s going to be a huge spike in ads in the ‘therapeutic’ services offered section.