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    14-Year-Old Girl Found in Pendleton Barracks May Have Met Marine on Tinder, New Documents Show

    14-Year-Old Girl Found in Pendleton Barracks May Have Met Marine on Tinder, New Documents Show

    Investigative documents reviewed by .com are giving more insight into the timeline and events that led to a 14-year-old girl, who was missing for weeks, being discovered in the barracks room of a junior Marine at a California base.

    While the young girl at the heart of this story went missing in early June, federal investigators concluded that she had been at Pendleton for only about 24 hours and appeared to have met the Marine whose barracks room she would come to stay in just a day prior.

    The documents also show that investigators have begun to look into the claims that the girl was a victim of human trafficking. So far, investigators are reporting that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (), which is being aided by several other agencies, has been unable to find any corroborating evidence to back up those claims.

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    The documents seen by Military.com say that when agents first interviewed the Marine and the victim, both said they met on the dating app “Tinder” where the girl used a different name and claimed to be 22. The Marine told investigators the connection happened on June 26 — a day before he would help drive her onto Camp Pendleton — and admitted to having had sexual contact with the girl in his barracks room.

    The investigative documents also note that the Marine allowed…

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