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Navy petty officer admits secretly recording co-workers

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Izaak Vaszquez and his wife Andrea embrace on the pier when the navy attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780) returns to the Navy Submarine Bast in Groton, Conn., Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 following a six-month deployment to the European Command area of responsibility. The Missouri, the seventh sub in the Virginia-class, made port calls in Faslane, Scotland, Rota, Spain and Brest, France during the deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Izaak Vaszquez and his wife Andrea embrace on the pier when the navy attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780) returns to the Navy Submarine Bast in Groton, Conn., Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 following a six-month deployment to the European Command area of responsibility. The Missouri, the seventh sub in the Virginia-class, made port calls in Faslane, Scotland, Rota, Spain and Brest, France during the deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A petty officer 3rd class assigned to the aircraft carrier Enterprise admits he secretly recorded seven co-workers in a restroom.

The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1XRD1nA ) reports that Ricardo Pilola agreed to a plea deal Friday at his sentencing at Norfolk Naval Station. As part of his pleading he will be confined two years, be reduced to a seaman recruit and be dishonorably discharged from the Navy.

Pilola was a watch commander on the Enterprise, but the recordings occurred on a barge where sailors were assigned as a work station while the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier undergoes defueling in Newport News.

Among the seven co-workers Pilola secretly recorded were his boss and two women he supervised.

The recordings happened between March 2013 and March 2014.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

 

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