Army Contractor Pleads Guilty to Video Voyeurism Charges in Abilene
An HVAC operator assigned to the U.S. Army in Iraq has pleaded guilty to one count of video voyeurism.
Jeremy Wayne Griffith of Trent, Texas, pleaded guilty in federal court in Abilene, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldana of the Northern District of Texas, on Thursday, September 4. Griffith, 28, was arrested in November 2013 for the federal offense and was released on bond.
According to court documents, Griffith was employed by KBR, Inc., as a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning operator from November 2009-2010 and was assigned to the U.S. Army installation C3 Camp Warhorse in Iraq.
After receiving information indicating that Griffith had installed hidden camera rigs in female barracks and recorded illicit videos of female soldiers and contractors, the Federal Bureau of Investigations executed a federal search warrant on Griffith’s Trent residence in June 2013. The search revealed an external hard drive that contained hidden-camera footage from Camp Warhorse.
Griffith faces a statutory penalty of one year in federal prison and a $100,000 fine. A sentencing date has yet to be set.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Cunningham of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lubbock.