A second paratrooper has pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual acts on a gay porn website

Private Kagen Mullen will be sentenced to three months in jail and an army discharge, after admitting having sex for $7,500.

The married father of one had charges of pandering, sodomy and adultery dropped as part of a plea deal.

He joins Richard T. Ashley, who pleaded guilty last week, as one of seven members of the 82nd Airborne Division accused of sodomy (which is still illegal in the American army), pandering and engaging in sexual acts for payment.

The charges do not explicitly mention the name of the website in question. However, a spokesperson confirmed that the charges directly relate to an investigation into pictures posted on the ActiveDuty website. The military-themed Web site did not make any direct reference to the division or Fort Bragg, a sprawling post about 70 miles south of Raleigh.

“As far as we’re concerned, it’s isolated to the unit, and our investigation determined that these seven individuals were the only ones” involved, said 82nd Airborne spokesman Major Thomas Earnhardt.

The charges indicate the soldiers’ behaviour is “a much more serious matter than just their sexual orientation,” said Steve Ralls, a spokesman for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a legal group that helps gays and lesbians in the military.

A third paratrooper is awaiting trial.