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'Safety and privacy'

Female Marine finds hidden camera in women’s bathroom on U.S. Naval ship

By WITW Staff on April 22, 2019

The United States Navy has launched an investigation after a female Marine found a hidden camera in a women’s bathroom on the USS Arlington, a military ship.

The Marine reported finding the device in March. Now, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is investigating the incident, according to NBC News, which broke the story on Friday.

“The command has taken, and will continue to take, all necessary actions to ensure the safety and privacy of the victim,” said Cdr. Kyle Raines. “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.” He did not confirm whether the camera was capable of recording still photos or video.

According to a Rand Corporation study commissioned by the Defense Department, all of the service branches of the military struggle with sexual harassment and assault. According to the study, service members at Navy installations are at greatest risk for sexual assault.

Read more at NBC News.


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