An investigation into the military’s nude photo sharing scandal has widened to images of men in uniform seen on gay pornography Tumblr pages, according to a report.
Military commanders have promised to hold anyone involved in wrongdoing accountable after reports surfaced of social media pages where service members requested and posted naked pictures of female colleagues.
Some of the men were engaging in sex acts, though it is unknown if they currently serving or if they consented to having their images spread on the internet, USA Today reported Friday.
At least one Marine said he did not agree for an image of him to be republished on a Tumblr page where it appeared, a Marine Corps spokesman told the newspaper.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is looking into the scandal, and investigators are reportedly able to use facial recognition software to identify individual service members from the pages photos, which also feature pictures of military men fully clothed.
They are also looking into whether any active duty troops may have violated military law with their conduct.
The scandal first began with reports of a Facebook group called Marines United, a group of about 30,000 members where hundreds of active-duty Marines are believed to have viewed explicit images of women in the service.
Neller told the Senate Armed Services Committee the Marine Corps needs to change its culture.
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