Navy reportedly investigating secret PornHub videos taken of sailors in a bathroom

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The submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) sits anchored at Ulithi Atoll, Dec. 7, 2019 (Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Richard A. Miller)

The Navy is investigating dozens of videos of service members changing in a bathroom which were then shared on the website PornHub, according to a NBC News report.

According to the report, an agent from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service found the videos on PornHub earlier this month. The videos, which have since been taken down, show civilians, sailors and Marines, some of whom have visible name tapes.


Officials believe the videos were taken through a peephole in a bathroom, and the individuals were not aware they were being taped, NBC reported. The footage shows people changing clothes, but the officials were not aware of any sexual acts, NBC said.

Several of the individuals in the videos were assigned to the USS Emory S. Land, a submarine supply vessel assigned to a port in Guam, NBC reported officials as saying. However, they could not say when the videos were recorded.

NCIS agents are notifying people identified in the footage, but the effort is ongoing, NBC said.

A spokesman for U.S. Pacific Fleet confirmed NCIS is investigating reports of these videos and that the Navy is informing the people in the videos.

"Potential victims are being notified in a coordinated effort by NCIS, command leadership and Victim's Legal Counsel," wrote Lt. James Adams in a statement to Task & Purpose. "The website hosting the videos and images at issue has complied with an NCIS request to remove the videos and images from its site and is cooperating with the ongoing NCIS investigation."


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