Navy Chaplain Gets Two Years for Sex Abuse
Posted on Dec 6, 2007
A 42-year-old Navy chaplain has been sentenced for a range of sexual crimes committed at the Quantico Marine base and the Naval Academy. In one episode, Lt. Cmdr. John Thomas Matthew Lee forced oral sex on a 20-year-old midshipman. So much for moral superiority.
Lee, who is HIV-positive, had 10 years knocked off his sentence, but he’ll have to provide the names of his sexual partners over the last four years.
The man, who was identified only by his initials, testified today that as he and Lee drank beer and scotch on a balcony, Lee began masturbating. Lee then unzipped the man’s pants and performed oral sex, the midshipman said. The man said he expressed discomfort, but Lee didn’t stop.
“I said I didn’t want it,” the man testified. Lee, he said, responded: “It’s alright, it’s alright.”
The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.