UPDATED: Marine Charged With Committing Sex Offenses On Relative

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

There's new information today about a Camp Lejeune Marine who deputies say committed sexual offenses on a young relative.

Onslow County deputies arrested Staff Sergeant Dustin Cosper Monday morning. He's charged with one count of second degree sexual offense, felony secret peeping and one count of a crime against nature.

Court documents say deputies seized a camera card from Cosper's home that they says contained images of child porn and evidence of additional crimes.

The victim told authorities that Cosper had been drinking and then after she fell asleep he removed her clothes and took pictures of her body.

Cosper is an electronic maintenance technician, assigned to the 2nd Radio Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. He is scheduled to be in court today.


Original Story

Authorities say he drank alcohol with his wife and a young relative before committing sexual offenses on the young victim.

Onslow County Authorities arrested Dustin Cosper Monday morning for one count of second degree sexual offense, felony secret peeping and one count of a crime against nature.

Deputies say Cosper admitted to the offenses that took place earlier this month.

Cosper said he knew the young relative was drunk when he went to where she was sleeping and committed the sex offenses on her.

Cosper's was put in jail on a 50 thousand dollar bond with a court appearance Tuesday morning.


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