>> The Marine Corps I've served for over 40 years has a problem.>> The top US Marine vowing to track down those responsible for posting nude photos of their female colleagues on Marines United, a private Facebook group, and other message boards. The Senate Armed Services Committee holding a hearing Tuesday, on the growing scandal.
>> I would ask to take this opportunity to speak directly to every female in our Marine Corps, past and present. I know I'm asking a lot of you right now, but I ask you to trust the leadership of the Marine Corps to take action and correct this problem.
>> Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, saying the misconduct only scratches the surface of a more pressing issue.>> It is a serious problem. When we have members of our military, denigrating female Marines who will give their life to this country in the way they have, with no response from leadership.
I can tell you, your answer's today are unsatisfactory.>> The page is reported to have some 30,000 followers, mostly active duty US Marines, Marine Corps Veterans and British Navy Marines. So far at least ten victims have come forward. Officials are asking others who may have been victimized to report the abuse.
The Defense Department report, found the Marine Corps has the highest number of sexual assault cases among all the armed services. General Neller says, a task force has been created to examine the underlying cultural issues behind the scandal, and make recommendations.>> We're gonna have to change how we see ourselves and how we do, how we treat each other.
>> The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has opened a formal inquiry. The US code of military justice outlaws distribution of sexually explicit photos of others, without their consent as an offense punishable by Court Marshall. But experts say the anonymous nature of the internet, could make it difficult to punish those responsible.