December 3, 2023
The principle gate to Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, Aug. 27, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A 14-year-old woman who was reported lacking from her Spring Valley house final month is again house after she was discovered at Camp Pendleton, authorities stated Saturday.

A Marine has reportedly been taken into custody, which is being investigated by human trafficking authorities as particulars and complaints in regards to the case made their approach onto social media.

The woman, who has not been recognized due to her age, was reported lacking from her Spring Valley house by her grandmother on June 13, in accordance with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division.

Sheriff’s officers stated the grandmother instructed them the woman, who had run away earlier than however at all times returned house rapidly, had been gone since June 9.

Army police at Camp Pendleton positioned the woman on June 28 and knowledgeable the sheriff’s division. Detectives interviewed her and the household was supplied providers, authorities stated.

“When a minor runs away, there may be normally an underlining of trauma related. Free counseling and social service applications to assist the woman and her household to take care of trauma and private points are being supplied,” a Sheriff’s watch commander instructed Metropolis Information Service.

The woman was not hospitalized, and it was unclear if she sustained any accidents.

Since Camp Pendleton is federal property, Naval Legal Investigative Providers is dealing with the investigation. The Sheriff’s division and the San Diego Human Trafficking Job Drive are supporting NCIS with the investigation, sheriff’s officers stated.

NCIS issued an announcement declining to verify whether or not an investigation has begun.

“Out of respect for the investigative course of, NCIS doesn’t touch upon, affirm particulars regarding, or affirm the existence of ongoing investigations,” officers stated.

Different sources, nevertheless, together with these from Camp Pendleton and members of the family of the woman, supplied some particulars and allegations in regards to the case.

Casaundra Perez, the woman’s aunt, claimed Saturday that the navy is attempting to “cowl up” the incident.

Perez, when contacted by the media, stated that her niece has studying disabilities, and was offered to a Marine for intercourse. The girl posted a video to TikTok wherein she expressed fears about her household being retaliated in opposition to by the navy or the person she believes trafficked her niece.

As well as, a July 2 Instagram submit by an account referred to as @notinregz, which posts content material shared by navy personnel, confirmed the again of an unidentified Marine in handcuffs being escorted by navy police. The submit linked the detention to a intercourse with a 13-year-old woman. The account additionally shared the aunt’s video, as of Friday.

The unique submit included what was stated to be a handwritten logbook from Camp Pendleton that mentions the invention of the woman on the bottom on June 28. The authenticity of the logbook couldn’t be verified, in accordance with sources at Los Angeles’ KTLA5.

“This command takes this matter and all allegations very severely,” stated a Marine spokesperson. “The incident is below investigation, and we are going to proceed to cooperate with NCIS and acceptable authorities.”

On June 28, a Marine was taken into custody by navy police on the bottom and questioned by NCIS personnel about his involvement with the woman, San Diego’s NBC7 reported.

“We will affirm {that a} Marine with Fight Logistics Battalion 5, 1st Marine Logistics Group was taken into custody for questioning by Naval Legal Investigative Providers on June 28, 2023, as seen on social media July 2, 2023,” Captain Chuck Palmer of Camp Pendleton-based 1st Marine Logistics Group instructed the station.

He added that the Marine – who has not been recognized – had not been charged as of Thursday, and stays within the custody of his command.

No particulars in regards to the Marine’s identification have been launched.

– Workers and wire experiences