Newspaper: Hidden camera in national forest

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Government officials have been vague in answering questions about a surveillance camera a camper found in the Francis Marion National Forest.

The camera was spotted last month near Lake Moultrie in Berkeley County.

Heather Frebe with the U.S. Forest Service told the newspaper the camera was part of a law enforcement investigation, but refused to give details.

She would not discuss how many cameras are routinely deployed throughout the forest but said they have been used for a number of years to provide for public safety and protect natural resources.

She says images of people who are not targets of investigations are not kept, but refused to elaborate.

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