Unacceptable: Secret videos of sailors

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Earlier this month, a member of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service found videos of sailors undressing on Pornhub.  According to the officials, the videos were recorded through a peephole and show several sailors, Marines and civilians changing clothes.  Some name tapes were also clearly visible.

NCIS is currently reviewing and attempting to contact all of the personnel who are identifiable in the videos.  They have also gotten Pornhub to take down the videos completely off their site.  There is no information yet as to how long those videos were on the site, nor when they were recorded.

This is not the first time this has happened, and we fear it may not be the last.  In April 2019, a female Marine found a ‘recording device’ in the bathroom of the USS Arlington.  It was not released if the device was recording videos or pictures.

This is the kind of internal harm that needs to stop.  While living on a ship for an extended amount of time may have some difficulties (and trust us, we have heard some fantastical stories about the goings on “underway”), this is absolutely disgusting.  These are the types of actions that divide and degrade the trust throughout the entire location.

How can anyone trust anyone on that ship now?  How will anyone feel safe to change their uniforms unsure there may be secret devices recording them? And worse yet, put on a very public site for a very public amount of people to see?

Did you know PornHub reported having 33.5 billion visits in 2018 alone? That is more than four times the population of the Earth!  Don’t get us wrong, if you need to utilize outside methods to ‘handle your business,’ that is most definitely YOUR business.  But exposing the men and women around you? Absolutely not acceptable.

We are not talking about the servicemembers who upload pictures and videos of themselves either. We just won’t even go there.  What we are talking about is the NON-CONSENSUAL use of videos and pictures and then uploading them to a public website for additional NON-CONSENSUAL use.

We hope the Navy is able to find these sick assholes and give them the full extent of the punishments they deserve.  If you have any information, please contact your command immediately and report the information.

We should be here to be the protectors of the people.  That includes our brothers and sisters in arms.

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  1. I was stationed aboard the USS Seattle from Nov. 98 to Aug 01. During our 99-2000 Med cruise, heading home, a few of us from Deck department were tasked with painting our spaces from 2000 until 0600. There had been a rumor going around, that someone was sneaking into the female berthing and grabbing them inappropriately. On, this particular evening, one of my junior sailors was coming back from getting a soda from the ships vending machine. As soon as he came through the door, a female E-6 came running out of the berthing. Hollering and screaming for this sailor to stop. As soon as she ran over to us, she began accusing him of being in the berthing and grabbing a couple of the females. The Officer of the Deck was notified that another incident had taken place. He in turn, woke the CO, XO, CMC up. The Captain came over the 1MC and woke the whole ship up announcing that they would find the perpetrator and he/she would be punished. The next morning at 0600, every department was on deck in formation. The CO, XO, CMC, Chief Master at Arms, and our HM1 had everyone roll up our coverall sleeves and checked everyone’s forearms. That’s because the female that was groped grabbed the individuals arm and scratched him/her from their elbow to their wrist. After about 20 minutes of walking through and checking each persons forearm, the individual was caught, and it was a female. She was pulled from the ranks and taken straight to Captain’s Mast. Once we broke from ranks, I went to the female E-6 and told her she needed to apologize to my sailor for accusing him of being the one groping the females. When she told me no, I went to her Chief and explained what she did, and needless to say, she apologized.

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    1. David, thank you for sharing this story. It’s sad that anyone would do this to anyone else, let alone their fellow servicemember.

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