The U.S. Army has charged an Alaska-based soldier with attempted espionage, issuing false statements and other counts.
Specialist William Colton Millay was charged on Monday through the military justice system.
Army officials say no classified information was ever transmitted by Millay and that the 22-year-old military police officer was being observed before any damage could have occurred.
Officials have said there is no connection with the case involving Army analyst Bradley Manning, who is suspected of disclosing secret intelligence to WikiLeaks.
Millay’s Oct. 28 arrest at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage stems from an investigation by the Army and FBI.
Millay is assigned to the 164th Military Police Company. Most company members were deployed Afghanistan in March, but Millay was in the company’s rear detachment that stayed behind.