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Report: 11 Sailors Watched Sub Shower Videos

3 or 4 women recorded in 7 cellphone videos
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2014 5:00 AM CST
Report: 11 Sailors Watched Sub Shower Videos
Lt. j.g. Luke Leveque of the USS Maryland pins the submarine officer warfare device on his wife, Lt. j.g. Marquette Leveque, assigned to the ballistic missile submarine USS Wyoming.   (AP Photo/US Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber)

The command investigation into the Navy's submarine shower scandal doesn't just concern the one man believed to have made the videos of females aboard the sub. According to an investigative report, 11 sailors are alleged to have seen the videos. There are seven videos in total; likely shot with a cellphone camera, they recorded three or four female shipmates undressing in a shower aboard the USS Wyoming during two four-month periods in 2013 and 2014, the Navy Times reports. All 11 are petty officers and none reported the videos to their superiors, an official says, adding a second-class petty officer is suspected of recording and distributing the files.

"This was not 11 guys, each with different" cameras, the official says. The Navy Times notes that a ballistic missile sub like the Wyoming offers only unisex showers in "officer country." When using the shower, a female officer must hang a sign to show it's occupied by a woman; male officers then have to wait until the sign is removed in order to enter. The report will need approval from the sub's chain of command before any punishment is doled out; the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is still looking at the case. (More Navy stories.)

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