Marine Abducted 13-Year Old Girl
Let’s see if I can get this straight. A Camp Pendleton Marine assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 5, 1st Marine Logistics Group was taken into custody for questioning by NCIS for having a 14-year-old girl in his barracks room. But wait, it gets better, it appears that the girl was reported missing 18 days earlier by her grandmother. The girl went missing from her grandparents’ home near Spring Valley on June 9, 2023, she was reported missing on June 13th. The girl, who has learning disabilities has run away from home before, but this time, it was different.
An Instagram user going by the name of ‘notinregz‘ shared a photo of an unidentified Marine in handcuffs being escorted by Military Police. The post also shows a photo of what is supposedly a handwritten logbook from the DNCO at the barracks where this all took place, barracks building 220193 room 343.
According to local MSM, the girl’s aunt is claiming that the girl was sold to the Marine for sex as a sex slave. At the time of this post, the Marine has not been formally charged and remains in the custody of his command.
It is unknown if other Marines in the barracks saw the girl or knew of her presence in the barracks.
As Camp Pendleton is federal property, Naval Criminal Investigative Services is handling the investigation. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force are supporting NCIS with this investigation.
As the investigation continues, some new details have come to light.
1. The missing 14-year-old was only at the Marine barracks for 24 hours, even though she had been missing for nearly a month.
2. The Marine met the girl on Tinder, and the girl was claiming to be 22 years old. This opens a whole new can of worms.
3. The Marine did in fact know the girl was only 14, according to cell phone data obtained by NCIS. The girl admitted that she lied about her age, but that did not seem to deter the Marine.
4. The girl is claiming that she had been trafficked and pimped out for sex by an unknown male perpetrator, though no evidence has been uncovered to support this claim.
5. It should be noted that the girl has a lengthy habit of running away from home.
6. The Marine at the gate to enter the base, did not ask the girl for her ID, which goes against DoD policy.