Lee, who faces up to 50 years in prison, pleaded guilty last November to production and distribution of child pornography. Despite its relatively small size, the chaplain corps had at least 39 officers disciplined between and - more than the number disciplined among the rest of the Navy's 32, regular officers, Ableson wrote. Instead, Hrdlicka went to prison. The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, the largest advocacy group on behalf of victims of clerical abuse in the country, last year called for Lee to receive a long-term prison sentence. Court records and news stories show that since at least one chaplain has been convicted of indecent acts and a recently retired chaplain was charged with murder. In interviews last year, Spiers acknowledged only one case mentioned in the memo - that of Neal Destefano, sentenced to five years in prison in for drugging and molesting two Marines. The previously undisclosed documents detail offenses that included adultery, spousal assault and sexual harassment that were so pervasive that in , then-Navy Secretary Richard Danzig ordered a new training and oversight program to ensure the Navy's nearly chaplains met high moral standards. Candice Tresch said it would be up to the ensign's local command authorities to decide whether to pursue consensual sodomy charges against the ensign. Navy Punishes Chaplains for Sexual Abuse By Matt Kelley Associated Press Online July 4, The Navy has punished more than 40 chaplains over the last decade for offenses ranging from sexual abuse to fraud - a misconduct rate much higher than for other officers, according to documents that detail the Navy's alarm at the problem. Other criminal chaplains have been allowed to leave the Navy rather than face further punishment, including a Catholic chaplain permitted to quit in after he admitted molesting an altar boy at the Marine base in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Three chaplains - a Baptist, a Catholic and a United Pentacostal Church International minister - were punished for downloading pornography onto Navy computers. The midshipman, who was not identified, had previously received counseling from Lee, and said he allowed Lee to perform oral sex on him because he was intimidated by Lee's status as a chaplain.