FBI Surveillance Unit Caught Watching Teenage Girls Undress
"Why don't you have
a seat over there..."
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations is equipped with expensive high-tech equipment, designed to protect our nation's citizens -- in most cases, at least. In an embarrassing debacle, it has been revealed that two FBI Police Officers in Morgantown, West Virginia tried to use such equipment to watch teenage girls undress.
The two employees, Gary Sutton Jr., 40, and Charles Hommema, worked at the FBI satellite control room at the mall. The pair allegedly hatched a plan to indulge their fantasies at an April 4 mall event, titled "The Cinderella Project" where high school girls modeled prom dresses for charity.
The pair allegedly used one of the building's built-in security cameras to zoom in on the make-shift dressing room which had no ceiling. As the camera zoomed in closer and closer several teenagers entered the room, undressed and changed, and left. It is not known how the pair's actions were noticed, but once they were, there was little doubt who was to blame as they were the only ones who had control of the camera.
The officers have been charged with conspiracy and committing criminal invasion of privacy. Sutton is currently released on bond, while Hommema is scheduled to be arraigned later in the week.
The FBI released a statement, saying, "The FBI is committed to the timely and full resolution of this matter, but must remain sensitive to the privacy concerns of any potential victims and their families." (4.21.2009, Jason Mick) http://www.dailytech.com/FBI+Surveillance+Unit+Caught+Watching+Teenage+Girls+Undress/article14920.htm