The US Army has opened an investigation into allegations that some active-duty soldiers may be involved in the online sharing of nude photos of their colleagues, Business Insider has learned. The inquiry by the US Army's computer crime investigative unit comes one day after Business Insider reported that the scandal initially believed to be limited to the Marine Corps actually impacts every branch of service. The report revealed a public message board where purported male service members from all military branches, including service academies, were allegedly cyber-stalking and sharing nude photos of their female colleagues. Special agents from US Army's criminal investigation command " are currently assessing information and photographs on a civilian website that appear to include US Army personnel," Col. Patrick Seiber, a spokesman for the Army, told Business Insider.
US military nude photo sharing scandal widens beyond Marines
Marines' nude photo scandal is even worse than first realized - We Are The Mighty
The social media scandal in which male US marines posted nude pictures of female marines without their knowledge through a private Facebook group is just one instance of a problem that involves all the military services. The Marine Corps story began to draw broad public attention on Mar. According to Brennan, that marine was discharged from Active Duty. The revelations have prompted criticism and comment from congressional and military leaders. Outrage on the issue has been bipartisan. The Marine Corps does not condone this sort of behavior, which undermines its core values.
The Army just opened an investigation into allegations of nude-photo-sharing within its ranks
The statute details three conditions that will be considered a violation of Navy regulations, including if images are broadcast or transmitted: "with the intent to realize personal gain; with the intent to humiliate, harm, harass, intimidate, threaten, or coerce the depicted person; or with reckless disregard as to whether the depicted person would be humiliated, harmed, intimidated, threatened, or coerced," the regs read. The new regs, which were signed off by Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley, go into effect immediately. It is characterized as interim until the next edition of Navy regulations is printed.
US servicemen from all parts of the military have been sharing nude photos of their female colleagues online, it has emerged. Reports last week uncovered widespread photo sharing by current and former Marines on Facebook, triggering a navy investigation. But the BBC has seen a message board where servicemen from other branches have shared hundreds of photos. Male service members use a message board on an anonymous image hosting website to share nude images of their female counterparts.