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McAlester man sentenced for secretly videotaping women in office restroom

A McAlester man who secretly videotaped female employees while they were using an office restroom was sentenced to 10 months in prison, followed by a year of supervised release.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 13, 2014
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— A McAlester man who secretly videotaped female employees while they used an office restroom was sentenced to 10 months in prison, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Kenneth Elkins, 56, also was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine per count and $393 in restitution and is required to register as a sex offender for three counts of video voyeurism. The sentence was handed down in federal court in Muskogee.

Elkins, former director of the Naval Surface Warfare Center at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, pleaded guilty to three federal voyeurism charges in February.

He was accused of secretly videotaping women who used a restroom at the center from July to August 2013, according to court documents. Investigators recovered two VHS tapes that contained images of three naval center employees using the office restroom.

Elkins was accused of installing two hidden cameras in a women’s restroom at the naval center — one hidden in an electrical outlet and another disguised as a smoke detector. The cameras streamed footage from the resthroom to a TV connected to a VCR on which Elkins recorded the footage.

An employee discovered the voyeurism scheme in August when she walked into Elkins’ office and saw a television streaming a live feed from the empty restroom.

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