Ammunition plant worker faces charges in voyeurism case

Charges have been filed against a supervisor at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant who is accused of secretly placing a camera in a women's restroom at the facility.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Published: December 12, 2013
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Criminal charges have been filed against a supervisor at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant who is accused of secretly placing a camera in a women's restroom at the federal facility.

Kenneth Wayde Elkins, 55, was charged in federal court with three counts of video voyeurism, two counts of recording obscenity and two counts of using electronic equipment in a clandestine manner, the U.S. Attorney's office in Muskogee said Wednesday.

Elkins is accused of using the hidden camera between July 1 and Aug. 19 to allegedly record women in the restroom.

He “allegedly captured an image of the private area of three separate female victims while they were using the restroom,” the release said.

The charges arose from an investigation by plant security, the FBI and the McAlester Police Department. The plant is within the jurisdiction of the federal government, and crimes occurring within its boundaries are investigated and prosecuted by federal law enforcement.

As part of the investigation, a search warrant was issued for Elkins' home, where computer images of child pornography were allegedly found, along with more electronic surveillance equipment to capture an image of the private area of people in the residence, officials said.

Elkins is facing additional state charges for those alleged offenses.


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