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Female Officers Filmed for Year Taking Showers on US Navy Sub

By    |   Friday, 05 Dec 2014 10:08 AM

At least three female officers were filmed over the course of a year taking showers or getting undressed on a U.S. Navy submarine and now a 24-year-old male petty officer who may have distributed the recordings to others is under investigation.

According to the Navy Times, the women were recorded while on the Wyoming, a ballistic missile submarine docked at Kings Bay, Georgia. According to a report for the ship's most senior leaders, the women were believed to be recorded for more than a year.

While the case being investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is being handled as a "privacy violation," at least one victim sees the incident as a case of "sexual harassment," according to a retired supply officer who has contact with her.

"The Navy became aware of the alleged criminal activity in November 2014 and promptly began an investigation, which is ongoing," Lt. Leslie Hubbell, spokeswoman for Submarine Group 10 in Kings Bay, told the Navy Times in a written statement.

Navy Vice Adm. M.J. Connor wrote in a letter that the suspected petty officer has been removed from the ship until the investigation is completed.

"Incidents that violate the trust of our sailors go against every core value we hold sacred in our naval service," Connor wrote, according to CNN. "We go to war together with the confidence that we can rely on each other in all circumstances, and incidents of sailors victimizing other sailors represent an extreme breach of that trust."

Conner wrote that the hidden camera is believed to have recorded men in these facilities, which are all unisex, as well, but only recordings of the women were distributed.

"The Navy has successfully integrated women into our aviation, surface warfare and expeditionary warfare communities," Connor wrote. "It would be inaccurate to say that we achieved this without incident, but I can say unequivocally that we are a better force because of that integration."

The Washington Post reported that women were expected to be placed on fast-attack submarines for the first time in January. At least 43 women have served on submarines since the Navy lifted the prohibition on women serving on the ships in 2010, noted the Post.

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At least three female officers were filmed over the course of a year taking showers or getting undressed on a U.S. Navy submarine and now a 24-year-old male petty officer who may have distributed the recordings to others is under investigation.
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