In the case against American Navy doctor Kevin Ronan, a military judge has ruled that gay pornography found on his computer can be used as evidence.

The commander is being accused of filming Naval academy members engaging in sexual acts while guests at his home.

Cmdr. Ronan is a former brigade medical officer at the academy, and was the officer representative for the academy’s gymnastics team. He also acted as medical officer in the midshipmen’s dorm.

He had opened his house to several Navy personnel where they could stay for holidays or while on school break.

Two former Academy students testified earlier this year that Ronan had “used a remote camera and transmitter, hidden in an air purifier, to record them” with their dates or while masturbating.

While equipment was not found during a search of his house, his computer was seized and it contained some gay pornographic images and a video of porn star Brent Everett.

Ronan has maintained that former students who had been expelled from the school for inappropriate conduct set him up.

Prosecutors insisted that the evidence was relevant to show that Ronan had the propensity to be aroused by gay pornography.

Lawyers for the commander have stated that the prosecution is merely trying to paint their client as a homosexual and to prejudice the jury against him.

If the Cmdr. Ronan is proven to be openly homosexual he could be thrown out of the military completely based on the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

If convicted of the charges, he could be facing more than 10 years in prison, a dishonourable discharge and the loss of his medical license.

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