Earlier this week, she blasted Marine and Navy officials for failing to hold commanders able for the problem. NCIS has dedicated dozens of investigators to the matter, the source said. Photos such as these, he said, certainly fill that bill.
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Share your feedback to help improve our site! Determining whether the men in the photos, many involved in group sex, are active-duty troops is possible, said a congressional source on a military oversight committee who was not authorized to speak publicly about the issue.
At least one such Marine did not agree for his photo to be republished amid a sea of images of men having sex, according Lt. Eric Dent, a Marine Corps spokesman. Punishment, including court martial, is possible if active duty troops can be identified on the pornographic websites, said Don Christensen, president of Protect Our Defenders, an advocacy organization for victims of sexual abuse in the military.
But the military has wide latitude in disciplining or dismissing troops for conduct that affects good order and discipline. Images of men in the uniforms of sailors, soldiers and airmen also appear on an array of Tumblr sites.
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Military nudes scandal expands into gay porn sites. There is a defense for free speech and freedom of expression, he said. The Pentagon has established a t military task force to handle the growing investigation, said MaryAnn Cummings, a spokeswoman for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
In the case of the sites with gay pornography, military investigators will be tasked with determining whether active-duty troops were involved in conduct that could bring discredit on their service, a potential violation of military law. The broadened investigation to an increasing of websites underscores the complexity of policing social media sites where sensitive images can be ed in an instant for all to see. The revelation of the expanded investigation drew swift response from Capitol Hill.
Military officials briefed Congress on Thursday about the Marines United scandal, in which hundreds of active-duty Marines have viewed photos of servicewomen taken without their consent and cyberbullied some of them.
USA TODAY has learned the military scandal involving nude photos of men wearing uniforms engaged in sex acts has made it's way on to gay porn websites. Victims of so-called revenge porn in the Marines United case have limited protection under military law if the photographs or videos were taken originally with their consent.
Lawmakers condemn explicit photos of female Marines posted on social media. Commanders have told us for decades that they can handle these issues, clearly they cannot, and Congress should step up and do its job and bring professionalism and ability to the military justice system that has ignored predators for far too long.
Similar to the Marines United case, it is unclear whether men appearing in the images — some photographed engaging in sex — provided consent to have their images shared publicly. The Marine Corps is not the only service affected.
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Military nude photo investigation expands into gay porn websites. Court martial would be possible for troops who posted images of themselves in uniform exposing themselves or having sex.
On some of the gay Tumblr sites, fully dressed troops appear in photos with their name tags visible. Marines nude photo scandal involves all branches of military: Reports.
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They can comb through the photos and identify troops with the use of facial-recognition software. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller told the Senate this week that Marines need "to commit to get rid of this perversion to our culture. Hide Caption.
Facebook Twitter. Air Force investigators also are now combing through a of websites to look for victims, said Col. Pat Ryder, an Air Force spokesman. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat also on the committee, said the violation of fellow troops' privacy strikes at the heart of military values.
Navy, Marine, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard investigators have "established a multi-service task force to expand the investigation," she said.