December 28, 1996 in Nation/World

Cadets’ Lawyers Seek Seized Porn

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Lawyers for two female cadets at The Citadel who said they were hazed asked the school Friday for information on confiscated pornographic pictures and evidence of alleged branding so the women can decide if it’s safe to return.

Kim Messer and Jeanie Mentavlos claim they were the targets of hazing that included setting their clothes on fire, being shoved with rifles and being forced to drink alcohol. They left the state military college during finals after their allegations became public.

Lawyer Tim Kulp said he is not implying the women were branded or shown any pornographic material.

“Sometimes it is hard to separate fact from fiction. You hear all kinds of stuff,” he said. “So we want to hear it from them.”

The Citadel, which is closed for the holidays, said Friday it would not respond to the lawyers’ request before Jan. 2.


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