Chinese national pleads not guilty to photographing U.S. naval base

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KEY WEST, Fla. (WCJB)-- A Chinese national is pleading not guilty to accusations of taking pictures of a naval base in Key West, Florida.

Lawyers for 27-year-old Liao Lyuyou entered the plea in federal court Monday. Officials say he was arrested December 26th and faces charges of 'photographing and sketching defense installations'.
He also faces a charge of entering a military property.

Lyuyou says he was taking pictures of the sunrise, but court documents say the photos taken from his camera prove otherwise.