Mar 10, 2017

Top Marine to victims: "trust us" in nude photo investigation

Cliff Owen / AP

Marine commandant Gen. Robert Neller encouraged the women who were targeted in nude photos shared amongst 30,000 Marines and other members of the military online to come forward, "trust" the Marine Corps, and help:

"I'm going to ask them to trust us. I understand why that might be a bit of a reach for them right now. But I can't fix this ... The only way there is going to be accountability in this is somebody comes forward and tells us what happened to them."

Fewer than 10 women victims have come forward so far in the investigation into the Facebook group "Marines United" and the web site where service members encouraged sexual assault and photo-sharing of nude body parts.

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