Read more: 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.On some of the gay Tumblr sites, fully dressed troops appear in photos with their name tags visible. Air Force investigators also are now combing through a number of websites to look for victims, said Col.
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.
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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. Pat Ryder, an Air Force spokesman.“The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is investigating information and photographs from web sites hosting inappropriate photos of service members without prior consent,” Ryder said.
“As part of that ongoing criminal investigation, airmen identified will be contacted directly by AFOSI to determine whether they are victims.”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.