VA employee allegedly recorded women in bathroom of D.C. VA office

Elizabeth Howe
May 23, 2019 - 7:26 am

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A Department of Veterans Affairs employee was arrested Wednesday after being accused of placing cameras and recording women in the bathroom of the Washington, D.C. VA headquarters building. 

According to NBC Washington, Alex Greenlee, 24, has been charged with five counts of misdemeanor voyeurism for recording at least four women by attaching cameras to the undersides of toilets.

Authorities investigated after one woman found what court documents describe as a "micro camera" with a recording screen hidden in the stall next to her. According to Fox News, the women saw Greenlee outside the women's restroom after she noticed the camera — he claimed he was waiting to go into the women's restroom because he needed paper towels.

A second woman found another camera three days later. 

Greenlee has denied the accusations and claims to know nothing about the cameras. Federal Protective Services say a review of the footage on the cameras reveals Greenlee placing the cameras in the stalls. 

"VA immediately notified law enforcement after learning about this abhorrent behavior. VA has begun the process for firing this individual," a spokesperson for Veterans Affairs said in a statement.

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