A Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton has been charged in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old teen found on Camp Pendleton barracks.
Missing Teen Found on Camp Pendleton Barracks
On June 28, military police at Camp Pendleton confirmed a report about a 14-year-old girl teen found on Camp Pendleton barracks, NBC 7 San Diego reported. The girl had been reported missing by her grandmother on June 13, sparking an immediate search effort.
The exact circumstances of how the girl ended up on the base remain unclear, and investigators are working to piece together the events leading to her presence there.
The family of the teen found on Camp Pendleton has spoken out about the traumatic experience their daughter went through. They have claimed that she was “trafficked and raped” by the Marine.
Cassaundra Perez, the girl’s aunt, expressed frustration over the lack of transparency in the investigation and demanded more stringent measures to safeguard Native American children from sex traffickers.
Marine Charged with Sexual Assault After Missing Teen Found on Camp Pendleton
A Marine connected to the case of a teen found on Camp Pendleton has been charged with allegations of sexual assault of a minor. In addition to this grave charge, the Marine is also facing another accusation related to violating liberty restrictions in a separate incident.
Capt. Charles Palmer, spokesperson for the 1st Marine Logistics Group, confirmed the charges and stated that a preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 17 to evaluate the case further.
According to New York Post, the Marine’s identity remains undisclosed, with military officials choosing not to release his name, age, or rank to the public. This cautious approach is often taken to avoid compromising the ongoing investigation or the potential legal proceedings that might follow.
His identity will be revealed if charges in connection with the case of the teen found on Camp Pendleton are referred to court-martial or during the preliminary hearing on August 17.