MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A couple of Federal Bureau of Investigation workers took the undercover nature of their mission too literally when they used surveillance equipment to spy on teenage girls trying on prom dresses at a West Virginia mall.
The two individuals, who have been referred to as “police officers” by the FBI, have been arrested and face misdemeanor charges that could land them in jail for up to a year.
“Gary Sutton Jr., 40, of New Milton and Charles Hommema of Buckhannon have been charged with the misdemeanors and face fines and up to a year in jail on each charge if convicted,” reported FoxNews. “Sutton has been released on bond, Wilson said, and Hommema is to be arraigned later this week. Wilson did not know Hommema’s age.”
According to Marion County Prosecutor Pat Wilson, the were working in an FBI satellite control room at the mall when they positioned a camera on temporary changing rooms and zoomed in for at least 90 minutes on girls dressing for the Cinderella Project fashion show.
The ages of the girls has not been released, but if any of the suspected victims were minors at the time they were being recorded, the questions also arises whether the FBI employees can and should be charged with the production of child pornography, especially if their intent was lascivious.