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Military Nude Photo Scandal: Investigation Widens to All Branches

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Former U.S. Marine Erika Butner speaks during a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred (R) in Los Angeles, California on March 8, 2017. U.S. naval investigators are probing allegations that Marines distributed nude pictures of female service personnel without their consent. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 10 Mar 2017 03:09 PM

All branches of the U.S. military are now being investigated in the nude photo scandal that started with hundreds of Marines accused of sharing nude photos of colleagues and other women through a private Facebook group.

Business Insider learned Tuesday of the existence since at least May 2016 of an image-sharing message board that contained hundreds of nude, partially nude, and clothed photos of female service members from every branch of the military. The nude photos are called “wins,” and the site, known as AnonIB, contains dozens of conversation threads where men ask for them, even identifying specific female service members by name or location.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service was already investigating a Facebook group called Marines United in which 30,000 current and former Marines shared nude photos of female Marines and other women, including their personal information and lewd comments, some of which suggested rape and assault, Business Insider reported. NCIS is reportedly considering felony charges related to the group.

The Pentagon has now expanded its investigation to other branches of the military, according to CBS News. Former Marine turned journalist James LaPorta told CBS that some involved in Marines United may be looking for other groups with nude photos now that the group has been removed from Facebook.

Marine officials said they have reports of several other sites containing nude photos of female military, CBS reported.

James LaPorta tweeted that any victims of the scandal could contact him to report the crime.

Twitter users reacted to the nude photo scandal.

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