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IDF officer dismissed over suspicions he secretly filmed female soldiers

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An officer suspected of secretly filming female soldiers in intimate situations was removed from his position on Monday amid an ongoing inquiry into his alleged crimes, the Israel Defense Forces said.

The head of the IDF Technology and Logistics Directorate, Maj. Gen. Michel Yanko, signed a “removal letter” against the officer, Lt. Col. Dan Sharoni, who led the IDF’s driving academy, the military said.

Somewhat irregularly, the disciplinary action against Sharoni came before an indictment against him, apparently indicating the strength of the evidence.

Over the course of several years, on different bases where he served, Sharoni allegedly filmed female soldiers in their barracks and other private areas using hidden cameras. He is also suspected of illegally copying intimate photos of female soldiers under his command to his own cellphone.

“The IDF sees with great severity any violation of a sexual nature and will continue to advance a policy of zero tolerance against anyone who does so,” the military said in a statement.

Sharoni was arrested on........

© The Times of Israel

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