Senior army officer forces 23-year-old female soldier to take bath with 30 men (video)By Mason White 6:37 PM November 6, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A female soldier filed a complaint against a senior army officer in Norway, after she was forced to take a bath with 30 men.
Now, a court has let the officer walk away free after he claimed that the bathing incident was part of a military exercise.
23-year-old Alice Aspelund said that she was forced to take a bath without wearing any clothes with 30 other men and in front of several male officers.
Aspelund felt embarrassed, and she advises other women against joining the army. The Armed Forces hit the officer with a severe disciplinary warning for his behavior and he was fined 2,500 kroner ($417).
He was also transferred to desk duty. On Monday however, the official reprimand was revoked after the officer appealed his sentence.
A spokesperson for the Norwegian Armed Forces said that the military believes that the officer should not have ordered the woman to take a bath with male officers.
“It is unacceptable that a female soldier was ordered to wash naked in front of her fellow male soldiers,” the spokesperson said.