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US Navy makes distributing nude photos without consent a punishable offense

Thursday, April 20, 2017

"The U.S. Navy announced on Wednesday new regulations that make it a punishable offense for sailors and Marines to post nude pictures of service members online without consent.

The new regulations are a direct result of the recent scandal involving male Marines and sailors who posted nude photos of female Marines online. Engaging in such activity now carries the potential for criminal charges.

On Tuesday, Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley announced the new regulations in a Navy-wide written message. The new rules went into effect immediately and will be formally included in the next printing of the Navy's regulations.

'The wrongful distribution or broadcasting of an intimate image is prohibited,' under the new regulations."

Read the full article here.