- The Washington Times - Monday, February 2, 2015

For the second time in a month, a U.S. Navy sailor has been accused of videotaping female officers in their bathroom — this time, an unnamed lieutenant aboard the John C. Stennis carrier.

The Navy Times reported the junior officer, age 33, was aboard the carrier for training and was caught outside the women’s bathroom with an electronic device held up next to the ventilation grate, “positioned to view the interior of the female head.” A woman then approached the lieutenant and he allegedly muttered “sorry” and left the area, The Military Times reported.

The woman then reported then incident, which occurred on Jan. 29 during training exercises off the Southern California coast, said Cmdr. Jeannie Groeneveld, the spokeswoman for Naval Air Forces, Pacific in San Diego, Navy Times reported.

“The Navy holds its personnel to the highest standards of conduct,” she said, The Military Times reported. “We are committed to holding personnel accountable for their actions and preserving good order and discipline.”

Just a month ago, a sailor serving on the Kings Bay, Georgia-based ballistic missile submarine Wyoming was placed under investigation for allegedly filming female officers in the shower over a 10-month period. A dozen were also named in that incident, but formal charges have yet to be brought against any suspects, The Military Times reported.

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