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Maltese Army Official Facing Sexual Harassment Claims After Sending Sexually Explicit Videos To Former Lover 

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A member of Malta’s armed forces is facing allegations of harassment after sending a series of sexually explicit images and videos to a former lover. 

Former soldier Godwin Schembri raised the issue in a public post on social media, asking whether Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi will take action. 

Lovin Malta has seen a series of images and videos sent by the AFM officer in question, who sent the videos while wearing his uniform and allegedly from within the army barracks. 

The man was in a relationship with the woman. However, once it broke it off, the man allegedly began harassing her with naked photos and videos, one of which shows him masturbating.

The newsroom has also seen a wealth of messages sent after the break up, pestering her with attempts to video call her.  

One day, he even reportedly tried to call her seven times within 10 minutes. Some of the video calls were sexually explicit in nature and indicates gross misconduct on the officer’s part. 

The woman sent the videos to AFM at the time they were being sent. However, officials within the armed forces directed the woman to take the issue up with the police. 

She did not, as she did not wish criminal action against the individual, but rather was eager for the issue to stop. 

Instead, the woman was eventually charged with harassment over the incident after trying to raise the issue with authorities.

Sources who spoke to Lovin Malta insist that the officer should have been removed from the AFM after the gross misconduct, even if criminal charges were never filed. 

It appears that little, if any, action was taken. Lovin Malta has seen images with the officer in question performing in the AFM’s recent poppy day parade. 

Sources are concerned that the incident may indicate a pattern of behaviour by the individual and the AFM in general, which still remains protected by a culture of omertà within its ranks. 

Lovin Malta has sent questions to the Home Affairs Ministry, the AFM, and Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi asking whether any action was taken and whether an internal inquiry to officers’ conduct has been opened. However, no reply was forthcoming despite reminders. 

If you have experienced anything similar, please reach out to [email protected] All anonymity will be guaranteed.

A previous article said that the woman was found guilty of sending the sexually explicit material, but had actually been found guilty of harassment and extortion.

Should an investigation be opened?

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Julian is the Editor at Lovin Malta with a particular interest in politics, the environment, social issues, and human interest stories.

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