Marine nude photo scandal rattles Corps
The officials weren’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Officials said that earlier this week at least 17 new sites were being reviewed and that as many as 30,000 images were catalogued on the sites, although many were duplicates. A majority of the photos, officials said, were selfies and did not appear to have been taken surreptitiously, although it’s not clear under what conditions they were shared. Evans said the investigation has expanded into many more sites online.
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So far, the victims who have come forward are not men, and the investigation has not expanded to gay pornography sites. He said NCIS is working with the other military investigative services and with federal and local law enforcement, including the FBI. But, Evans said NCIS will look into every complaint.
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WASHINGTON — At least 20 victims have now come forward to complain that explicit photos of them are being shared online by active duty and retired members of the Marine Corps and others, a leading Navy investigator said Friday.
That Facebook page has been taken down, but officials say the photos may have simply migrated to another private site. Former and current female Marines say their photographs and those of women in other services have been shared without their consent on social media, including on a private, men-only Facebook page called Marines United and a Google Drive linked to that page.
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Curtis Evans, the division chief for criminal investigations for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, told reporters that he expects more victims will come forward as the probe continues.
Facebook and Google have been co-operating with the investigation, he added.
It is not known who may have accessed or commented on the Google Drive linked to the Facebook page where the explicit photos were stored. Those people were only on the main Facebook page, which involved other issues. There have been about 1,200 screen names identified on the Facebook site, and of those, 725 were active duty Marines, 150 were in the Marine Reserves, 15 were in the active duty Navy and the rest were unidentifiable.
Robert B. Neller speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the investigation of nude photographs of female Marines and other women that were shared on the Facebook page “Marines United.” At least 20 victims have now come forward to complain that explicit photos of them are being shared online by active duty and retired members of the Marine Corps and others, a leading Navy investigator said March 17. Scott Applewhite) In this March 14, 2017, photo, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. (AP Photo/J.
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