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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 8, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Testimony ended yesterday in the military trial of a Navy physician accused of secretly videotaping Naval Academy midshipmen having sex after prosecutors and defense attorneys argued over the doctor's whereabouts at the time gay pornography was downloaded to his computer. Closing arguments are scheduled for this morning in the general court-martial of Cmdr. Kevin Ronan at the Washington Navy Yard. The 41-year-old Annapolis resident is charged with conduct unbecoming an officer, illegal wiretapping and obstruction of justice.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | March 11, 2008
A Navy physician convicted in November of secretly taping Naval Academy midshipmen having sex in his Annapolis home has received a reduced prison sentence, a Navy spokesman said yesterday. Cmdr. Kevin J. Ronan, with good behavior, will serve two years in a Navy brig instead of the 46 months imposed by a military jury. He will be dismissed from the Navy and lose his pension. The sentence was reduced last week by the Navy's surgeon general, Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson. Guy D. Schein, a spokesman for the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington, said Robinson weighed the benefit of keeping Ronan confined for the full sentence, the expense of confinement and a belief that Ronan had been sent a significant message.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 6, 2007
WASHINGTON -- A former Naval Academy midshipman who appears in sex DVDs allegedly recovered from a Navy physician's house asked his former girlfriend to make a pornographic movie with him when they were dating, the woman testified yesterday. The woman, a senior midshipman testifying in the court-martial of Navy Cmdr. Kevin Ronan, said her ex-boyfriend asked on several occasions to film them having sex and made her feel guilty when she declined. Defense attorneys for Ronan sought to use the woman's testimony to support their contention that the sex videos were made by one or more of the midshipmen who appear in them - not Ronan.
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November 11, 2007
Annapolis Navy physician sentenced to 4 years A Navy physician was sentenced Friday to nearly four years in a brig after a military jury found that he had secretly recorded Naval Academy midshipmen having sex in his Annapolis home. The jury also dismissed Cmdr. Kevin J. Ronan from the Navy and stripped him of his government pension. The 10-day general court-martial at the Washington Navy Yard concluded with Ronan, who turned 42 yesterday, being escorted in handcuffs through a cold rain into a van. He declined to talk to reporters.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | October 30, 2007
WASHINGTON -- An attorney for a Navy doctor accused of secretly videotaping Naval Academy midshipmen having sex said in court yesterday that the doctor purchased surveillance equipment after becoming concerned that midshipmen were holding parties at his Annapolis home while he was away. Cmdr. Kevin Ronan, who hosted midshipmen as part of the academy's sponsor program, intended to videotape "public areas" of his house, his lawyer, William Ferris, said during opening statements of the doctor's general court-martial at the Navy Yard.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 9, 2007
WASHINGTON -- A military jury was scheduled to resume deliberations this morning in the general court-martial of a Navy physician accused of secretly recording Naval Academy midshipmen having sex in his home. The jury of five men and one woman -- all Navy captains -- must decide whether Cmdr. Kevin Ronan is guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer, illegal wiretapping and obstruction of justice. If found guilty, Ronan, 41, of Annapolis, could get more than 10 years in a Navy brig. Jurors met for 4 1/2 hours yesterday.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 3, 2007
A Navy physician's home computer stored gay pornography in a folder titled "lectures" -- the label of one of the sex videos of Naval Academy midshipmen that the doctor is accused of secretly recording, a computer specialist testified yesterday. The file on Navy Cmdr. Kevin Ronan's computer contained pictures of young shirtless men and more than 2,000 still frames from gay pornographic movies, said Michael Wavada, a specialist with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Washington.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 1, 2007
WASHINGTON -- For almost a year, she and her boyfriend, a former Naval Academy midshipman, spent many weekends at the Annapolis home of Navy Cmdr. Kevin Ronan. The young woman said they would share a "family meal" every Sunday during which everyone - including other Mids - swapped stories about school and what they had done over the weekend. When her boyfriend told her that Ronan had secretly taped them having sex, she isolated herself in a room and cried, the woman testified yesterday in Ronan's court-martial.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 2, 2007
WASHINGTON -- A handwriting expert testified yesterday that there is no doubt the label on a disc that contains sex videos of Naval Academy midshipmen was written by a Navy doctor who is accused of secretly filming the students at his home. Donald Moryan, a forensic document examiner with the Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory in Georgia, also told a military jury that it was "highly probable" that Cmdr. Kevin Ronan wrote the labels on two other lewd DVDs that prosecutors say were recovered from the doctor's Annapolis house.
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By a Sun reporter | July 21, 2007
The Navy has set a date in the fall for the court-martial of a former Naval Academy doctor accused of videotaping midshipmen having sex in his Annapolis-area home. Cmdr. Kevin Ronan, who worked at the academy until May 2006 as a brigade medical officer and physician for several varsity sports teams, will face the most serious form of military trial Oct. 29, a Navy spokesman said yesterday. He was arraigned Thursday at the Washington Navy Yard on seven counts of conduct unbecoming an officer, three counts of illegal wiretapping and one count of obstruction of justice.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 9, 2007
WASHINGTON -- A military jury was scheduled to resume deliberations this morning in the general court-martial of a Navy physician accused of secretly recording Naval Academy midshipmen having sex in his home. The jury of five men and one woman -- all Navy captains -- must decide whether Cmdr. Kevin Ronan is guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer, illegal wiretapping and obstruction of justice. If found guilty, Ronan, 41, of Annapolis, could get more than 10 years in a Navy brig. Jurors met for 4 1/2 hours yesterday.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 8, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Testimony ended yesterday in the military trial of a Navy physician accused of secretly videotaping Naval Academy midshipmen having sex after prosecutors and defense attorneys argued over the doctor's whereabouts at the time gay pornography was downloaded to his computer. Closing arguments are scheduled for this morning in the general court-martial of Cmdr. Kevin Ronan at the Washington Navy Yard. The 41-year-old Annapolis resident is charged with conduct unbecoming an officer, illegal wiretapping and obstruction of justice.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 7, 2007
WASHINGTON -- A Navy physician accused of secretly taping Naval Academy midshipmen having sex took the stand in his own defense yesterday, saying that he put an air purifier containing a hidden camera in a guest bedroom in his home to eliminate odors, not to record sex. Speaking publicly for the first time since being charged in July, Navy Cmdr. Kevin Ronan said he bought the camera to ensure that midshipmen who stayed at his Annapolis house as part of a sponsor program were not throwing parties while he was away.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 6, 2007
WASHINGTON -- A former Naval Academy midshipman who appears in sex DVDs allegedly recovered from a Navy physician's house asked his former girlfriend to make a pornographic movie with him when they were dating, the woman testified yesterday. The woman, a senior midshipman testifying in the court-martial of Navy Cmdr. Kevin Ronan, said her ex-boyfriend asked on several occasions to film them having sex and made her feel guilty when she declined. Defense attorneys for Ronan sought to use the woman's testimony to support their contention that the sex videos were made by one or more of the midshipmen who appear in them - not Ronan.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 3, 2007
A Navy physician's home computer stored gay pornography in a folder titled "lectures" -- the label of one of the sex videos of Naval Academy midshipmen that the doctor is accused of secretly recording, a computer specialist testified yesterday. The file on Navy Cmdr. Kevin Ronan's computer contained pictures of young shirtless men and more than 2,000 still frames from gay pornographic movies, said Michael Wavada, a specialist with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Washington.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 2, 2007
WASHINGTON -- A handwriting expert testified yesterday that there is no doubt the label on a disc that contains sex videos of Naval Academy midshipmen was written by a Navy doctor who is accused of secretly filming the students at his home. Donald Moryan, a forensic document examiner with the Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory in Georgia, also told a military jury that it was "highly probable" that Cmdr. Kevin Ronan wrote the labels on two other lewd DVDs that prosecutors say were recovered from the doctor's Annapolis house.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 7, 2007
WASHINGTON -- A Navy physician accused of secretly taping Naval Academy midshipmen having sex took the stand in his own defense yesterday, saying that he put an air purifier containing a hidden camera in a guest bedroom in his home to eliminate odors, not to record sex. Speaking publicly for the first time since being charged in July, Navy Cmdr. Kevin Ronan said he bought the camera to ensure that midshipmen who stayed at his Annapolis house as part of a sponsor program were not throwing parties while he was away.
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By Rona Marech and Rona Marech,sun reporter | June 12, 2007
WASHINGTON -- In tearful testimony, a former midshipman said yesterday that because of the close relationship he had with a Navy doctor, he waited several days before reporting videos he alleges the doctor secretly shot of him and other midshipmen engaged in sex acts at the doctor's Annapolis home. The accused officer, Cmdr. Kevin Ronan, "had been pretty good to all of us," said the former midshipman, who was dismissed from the Naval Academy for bad grades before the alleged discovery of the videos.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 1, 2007
WASHINGTON -- For almost a year, she and her boyfriend, a former Naval Academy midshipman, spent many weekends at the Annapolis home of Navy Cmdr. Kevin Ronan. The young woman said they would share a "family meal" every Sunday during which everyone - including other Mids - swapped stories about school and what they had done over the weekend. When her boyfriend told her that Ronan had secretly taped them having sex, she isolated herself in a room and cried, the woman testified yesterday in Ronan's court-martial.
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