Hidden Camera Discovered in Woman's Bathroom Aboard Navy Ship
By R.J. Johnson - @rickerthewriter
April 20, 2019
A hidden camera was discovered inside a woman's bathroom aboard the USS Arlington by a female Marine, NBC News reported Friday.
A spokesperson for the Sixth Fleet confirmed that an investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) was underway into the report of a "recording device in a head" aboard the Arlington.
"The command has taken, and will continue to take, all necessary actions to ensure the safety and privacy of the victim," Cdr. Kyle Raines told NBC News in a statement. "The Navy/Marine Corps team takes all reports of sexual harassment seriously, and are committed to thoroughly investigating these allegations and providing resources and care to victims of sexual harassment."
"To protect the legal rights and the privacy of all involved, we cannot release details, names or any other identifying information at this time," Raines said.
The device was reported by the Marine in March, according to military officials familiar with the case. The device was able to record images, but it's unknown whether it could record video.
The NCIS investigation is currently underway to determine if any women were recorded and who may have planted the device.
The USS Arlington is currently docked in Greece. The vessel is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock and is the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Arlington,Virginia.
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