Hidden camera found in the women's bathroom aboard a navy ship


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By Courtney Kube and Mosheh Gains

WASHINGTON – The US Navy is investigating a report that a Marine found a camera in a USS Arlington women's bathroom, three military officials said.

In a statement, a spokesman for the Sixth Fleet confirmed that the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) was investigating a "recording device in the head" aboard the ship. Arlington, an amphibious transport dock currently at the port in Greece.

"The command has taken and will continue to take all necessary measures to ensure the security and privacy of the victim," said the Cdr. Kyle Raines said. "The Marine / Marine Corps team takes all cases of sexual harassment seriously and is committed to thoroughly investigating these allegations and providing resources and care to victims of sexual harassment."

"To protect the legal rights and confidentiality of all involved, we can not disclose details, names, or other identifying information at this time," Raines said.

USS Arlington starts from Morehead City, NC on December 19, 2018.MC3 Chris Roys / US Navy

The Marine woman reported the device in March, according to a US military official, who reportedly said the device could record images, without specifying whether she could record stills or videos.

An NCIS investigation has been ongoing since then to determine who placed the device and whether any women were registered.

NCIS has stated that it can not comment on the ongoing investigations.

The Arlington is located in Norfolk, Virginia.

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