Bahrain dog-handler travails.

Stars & Stripes reports that:

After avoiding any punishment for more than two years, Chief Petty Officer Michael Toussaint, who led the division from 2004 to 2006, was recently removed from his leadership post within Naval Special Warfare Group 2 and will be forced into retirement in January. In addition, Navy officials will decide whether Toussaint should be stripped of his rank and retirement pay, Navy spokeswoman Cmdr. Elissa Smith said.

Naval investigators have confirmed 93 instances of hazing and sex crimes inside the Bahrain-based canine unit during Toussaint’s tenure as commander, including numerous instances of Toussaint abusing and ridiculing sailors.

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