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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Taylor County Man Pleads Guilty In Video Voyeurism Case

Defendant Planted Hidden Camera In Female Army Barracks In Iraq

ABILENE, Texas — A Trent, Texas, man appeared in federal court in Abilene, Texas, today and pleaded guilty, before U.S. Magistrate Judge E. Scott Frost, to a federal indictment charging one count of video voyeurism, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Jeremy Wayne Griffith, 28, of Trent, Texas, was arrested in November 2013 on the federal offense and was released on bond. He faces a statutory penalty of one year in federal prison and a $100,000 fine. A sentencing date was not set.

According to documents filed in the case, from November 2009 until November 2010, Griffith was employed by KBR, Inc., as an HVAC operator assigned to the U.S. Army installation C3 Camp Warhorse in Iraq. Griffith was responsible for the installation and repairing of heating and air conditioning units at Camp Warhorse.

The FBI received information that Griffith had installed a hidden camera in the female barracks at Camp Warhorse and had videos of nude female soldiers and/or contractors stationed at the military installation. On June 13, 2013, the FBI executed a federal search warrant at Griffith’s residence in Trent, and agents located and seized an external hard drive. A forensic review of that hard drive revealed videos of captured hidden camera footage of multiple female soldiers and/or contractors undressing in the female locker room at Camp Warhorse.

The female locker room was a place where female soldiers and/or contractors had a reasonable expectation of privacy.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Cunningham of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lubbock, Texas.

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Updated June 22, 2015