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Cadet charged with 15 Code violations

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- A West Point cadet has been charged with
taking nude and seminude pictures of several female cadets without
their knowledge and posting them on his computer, authorities said.

Cadet Mark Conliffe, 23, of Louisville, Ky. was charged last
week with 15 violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice,
which applies to all cadets.

Conliffe, a senior, was also an offensive lineman for the Black
Knights football team.

If found guilty, Conliffe would face dismissal from the Army, up
to 25 years in a military prison, and forfeiture of pay and
allowances.

West Point spokesman Lt. Col. James Whaley said the academy
takes the allegations seriously and will investigate the incident
thoroughly while protecting the rights of the victims and the
accused.