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    Girl Found in Camp Pendleton Barracks Was Raped by Marine, Family Alleges

    Girl Found in Camp Pendleton Barracks Was Raped by Marine, Family Alleges

    A girl was found at Pendleton more than two weeks after she had been reported missing, according to her family, who alleges she was raped by a Marine on the base north of San Diego.

    The girl's aunt, Casaundra Perez, said in a video posted to TikTok on Thursday that her niece, whom she did not identify by name, went missing from her home near Spring Valley on June 10 and was found at the base June 28.

    A photograph posted to Instagram by the account notinregz, which shares content submitted by military personnel, shows an unidentified Marine in handcuffs being escorted by military police officers. The post included a of what it said was a handwritten logbook from Camp Pendleton that says military personnel found a 13-year-old girl in the barracks June 28. The Los Angeles Times could not verify the authenticity of the logbook page.

    A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 was taken into custody for questioning by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service the day the girl was found, 1st Marine Logistics Group spokesperson Capt. Charles Palmer confirmed.

    The Marine is on active duty and assigned to the battalion stationed at Camp Pendleton, Palmer said.

    “This command takes this matter and these allegations very seriously. The incident is under investigation, and we will continue to cooperate with and appropriate authorities,” Palmer said in a statement.

    It is unclear whether the Marine who was…

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