The Facebook page where Marines allegedly shared nude with of women without their consent is just "the tip of the spear," as camfuze video predators can safely operate on many websites, the Corps' top enlisted adviser told lawmakers on Wednesday. Some Marines involved could face charges such as "indecent viewing, visual recording or broadcasting" and discrediting the Marine Corps, Green said on Wednesday.
There needs to be a direct law that addresses this type of activity in that cyber world.
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I don't think anyone can tell me the direct law that gets women this. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.
Although the Marine Corps has the legal authority to investigate cases like Marines United, the law does not allow the Corps to proactively look for cyber predators before they are reported, Green replied.
Spear the Marine Corps learns about people committing crimes online, it can seek warrants to search cyberspace, Green said.
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But the law is unclear about nude Marine Forces Cyberspace Command can be used as part of such investigations, he said. In addition to investigating cybercrimes, the Marine Corps also instructs Marines that they are not innocent bystanders if they know about illegal activity online but fail to report it, he said.
Green acknowledged that female Marines whose pictures appeared on the Marines United Facebook page could be blackmailed.