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First civilian arrested from fallout of Marine United scandal

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Theophilus Thomas

A man from Air Station New River is accused of posting nude and nearly nude photos of a woman online without her permission.

Theophilus Thomas, 39, was arrested Thursday by the Jacksonville Police Department and charged with disclosure of private images.

Thomas is accused of posting one nude photo of a woman in addition to posting six photos of that same woman wearing nothing but her underwear, according to warrants.

His bond was set at $20,000.

Thomas’ arrest was the same day as a change in regulations for sailors and Marines, the Associated Press reported.

Revenge porn, or posting explicit photos without the consent of the person in the photo, was never specifically addressed and in the wake of Marines United, the policy has now been updated, according to the AP.

Marines United was a Facebook page consisting of photos of military women, some of whom didn’t know they were being photographed, in various stages of undress that were being posted without the women’s approval, a page that has since been taken down, according to the AP.

“Along with identified female military members were photographs of unidentifiable women in various stages of undress, and included obscene comments about some of the women, officials said,” according to the AP.

Stay with JDNews.com for more on this developing story.

Reporter Amanda Thames can be reached at Amanda.Thames@JDNews.com or 910-219-8467.

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