15 Nov 2013

Army members sacked over sex videos

10:30 am on 15 November 2013

The Australian Army has sacked six men because of a scandal involving the distribution of hundreds of explicit emails disparaging women.

Chief of Army David Morrison has released a statement saying the men range in rank from sergeant to major.

Three of the men have been the subject of a police investigation but it is unclear whether any charges have been laid, the ABC reports.

The defence force is considering the future of several other members of the army.

In June, Lieutenant-General Morrison revealed more than 100 personnel were under investigation for distributing inappropriate emails.

The messages included demeaning sexual videos of women.

The scandal prompted Lieutenant-General Morrison to record a video message to personnel warning he would be ruthless in ridding the army of people who cannot live up to defence values.