Navy Investigating After Camera Found in Women's Bathroom on the USS Arlington

U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit practice zero M249 squad automatic weapons during a live-fire training exercise on the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), March 5, 2019. The USS Arlington is making a scheduled deployment as part of the 22nd MEU and the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group.
U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit practice zero M249 squad automatic weapons during a live-fire training exercise on the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), March 5, 2019. The USS Arlington is making a scheduled deployment as part of the 22nd MEU and the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, in support of maritime security operations, crisis response and theater security cooperation, while also providing a forward Naval and Marine presence. (Andrew Ochoa/U.S. Marine Corps)

The Navy is investigating after a female Marine found a camera hidden in a women's bathroom aboard the USS Arlington during a security operation in the Mediterranean Sea, Navy officials said Saturday.

The Navy is looking into who put the camera in the bathroom and what might have been recorded before the Marine discovered the device in March.

"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," said Cmdr. Kyle Raines, a 6th Fleet spokesman, in a statement on Saturday.

The Navy can't release details on an active investigation or identify victims, Raines said.

Investigators are looking into whether the camera took still photos or videos or streamed an unrecorded live feed, he said.

The amphibious dock transport vessel is on a seven-month deployment in Europe and the Middle East.

The ship, which was docked Friday in Greece, deployed from the East Coast in December with the USS Kearsage, USS Fort McHenry and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit as part of an amphibious ready group operating in the 5th and 6th Fleet theaters.

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