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New secret Facebook group created to continue sharing nude photos

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Like many of the inappropriate Facebook pages that get shut down by Facebook, a new group pops up in its place. This is no different for the Marine United secret Facebook group according to CNN.

The 30,000-member Facebook group has reportedly been redirecting former members to its new page — Marines United 2, or MU2 — with promises to have a stronger member intake process to avoid including potential whistleblowers, according to the news source.

CNN also reports that the Marine United members are not taking the threat of investigation seriously and that some members are allegedly taunting military and federal investigators.

“It would be hilarious if one of these FBI or (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) f***s found their wife on here,” wrote one member of the original Marines United page.

Screenshots were provided to the news source by freelance journalist, Marine veteran Sgt. James LaPorta, who was invited into the group by another Marine. LaPorta navigated the original Marines United group, screenshotting lewd comments and posts; eventually being kicked out of the group for being discovered as a journalist. It was there he discovered a cloud storage link which contained more than 2,5000 images of women in compromising photos.

LaPorta navigated the original Marines United group, screenshotting lewd comments and posts; eventually being kicked out of the group for being discovered as a journalist. It was there he discovered a cloud storage link which contained more than 2,5000 images of women in compromising photos.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service told the Marine Corps Times that they’re currently investigating the situation and are determining if felony charges are warranted in this case. When asked how many servicemembers are being investigated, spokesman Ed Buice, declined to comment at this time to the MCT, but indicated that the investigation will likely last several weeks and the probe will include veterans, active duty service members, and civilian personnel. Any persons identified outside of NCIS’s jurisdiction will be referred to local law enforcement agencies for adjudication, Buice explained.

Charges to be levied against military personnel involved in the scandal who’ve posted compromising photos without consent are looking at charges of “indecent viewing, visual recording or broadcasting,” an infringement of the UCMJ which carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, said Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Ryan Alvis.

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