Australian navy 'sex games' probed
Published 12/03/2010 | 08:16
Australian officials have launched an investigation into allegations that sailors on board a navy ship were running a sex competition during an overseas deployment last year.
The Defence Department said the inquiry, which began on Friday, comes after an initial investigation was found to be biased.
Three sailors from the HMAS Success were sent home last May after reports emerged that sailors were competing to have sex with the most number of female crew mates.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd described the reports as disturbing.
The investigation will look into allegations that dollar values were assigned to each woman on board and that sailors could win extra money if they had sex with a female officer or a lesbian.
The new inquiry is to be led by a retired judge.