One of New Zealand's highest-ranking military officers and diplomats has been found guilty of planting a covert camera in a bathroom at the Kiwi embassy in Washington DC. Sam Hurley has followed the at times bizarre and unprecedented case from the outset.

Alfred Keating stood silently as he waited for his verdict today.

Better known as Fred, he had been on trial for nearly two weeks in the Auckland District Court, charged with attempting to make an intimate visual recording of another person.

It was a hostile environment for the ex-commanding officer of the Devonport Naval Base.

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" Guilty ,"

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Fall from grace: Commodore Fred Keating's naval career