The unidentified Marine was “sentenced to 10 days confinement, reduction of rank by three grades, and a forfeiture of two-thirds of one month’s pay,” the Corps said. “Additionally, the process to administratively separate the Marine is underway.”
The Marine was not identified because he faced a summary court-martial, not a general or special courts-martial, and was therefore given anonymity by the Privacy Act of 1974, reported, citing a Corps spokesman.
The Marine was the first to be sentenced in connection with the Marines United Facebook group photo scandal that broke in March, when it was discovered that about 30,000 Marines were sharing nude photos of colleagues along with personal information and even encouraging sexual assault.
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