Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Kyle Seerden of SEAL Team 1 was arrested April 3 in San Diego after reportedly recording himself molesting a sleeping girl.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service found the footage while looking into Seerden on an unrelated charge after a woman accused him of raping her in a Norfolk, Virginia hotel near Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story
On February 3, with authorization from Seerden’s commanding officer, NCIS found 78 images and four videos of prepubescent girls and boys performing sexual acts in Seerden’s iPhone, according to court documents.
“At least one image also appeared to involve a naked child and aroused dog and another involved bondage,” the Virginian-Pilot reported.
Seerden has since been charged with four felonies, including the production of child pornography, and U.S. Marshals are returning him to Virginia for his arraignment.
If proven guilty, the pornography production conviction alone will carry a 15-year prison sentence.
Seerden does not currently face any charges in the unrelated sexual assault which prompted the discovery of his alleged kiddie porn stash in the first place.
This is just the latest in a string of SEAL-related misconduct. Earlier this week, Navy Chief Special Warfare Officer Joseph John Schmidt III was discovered to be moonlighting as a porn star.
In early April, CBS News reported that the Navy is investigating widespread drug abuse across the SEAL units. And in March, another Navy SEAL was charged with kidnapping and raping a fellow sailor in a hotel room outside Fort Knox.