How bad is the FBI's sexting problem?

Officials have condemned a rash of explicit texts and photos sent on government-issued smartphones

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The FBI's motto is "fidelity, bravery, integrity." It's understandable, then, that the law enforcement agency's leaders are upset about what FBI assistant director Candice Will calls a "rash of sexting" among FBI employees. The agency is even going so far as to send out quarterly reports detailing some of the worst transgressions, in a bid to shame employees into refraining from exchanging racy texts and photos on their government-issued smartphones, or otherwise breaking FBI ethics rules. Just how bad is the problem? Here, a brief guide:

How many FBI employees have been caught sexting?

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