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NBC News: Navy Investigates Camera in Women’s Bathroom


A hidden camera in the women’s bathroom of the USS Arlington has prompted a U.S. Navy investigation, according to NBC News.

A female Marine discovered the “recording device in a head,” which is a military term for a toilet, according to the report. 

“The command has taken, and will continue to take, all necessary actions to ensure the safety and privacy of the victim,” Cdr. Kyle Raines said, per NBC News. “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.”

The woman reported the discovery in March, according to a U.S. official, who would not specify if the device took pictures or video.

Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is conducting the investigation into whom placed the device and whom might have been victimized, per the report.