Former Marine Pleads Guilty To Sex Crimes

A former Marine accused of getting teens drunk, encouraging the to have sex, and even videotaping what happened is getting out of jail.

Thirty-seven year-old Christopher Oden was arrested in Onslow County in December 2008, charged with statutory rape and indecent liberties. The former Camp Lejeune Marine agreed to a plea deal Thursday, according to the Jacksonville Daily News, and was sentenced to time served, a 90-day suspended sentence, 36 months supervised probation and he must register as a sex offender.

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  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Jan 9, 2010 at 02:56 AM
    Suddenly the plot of a movie that just came out, LAW ABIDING CITIZEN, doesn't seem so outrageous. It's about a DA who plea bargains and lets one of two men who killed a man's wife and daughter walk free. Turns out the guy's a former spymaster, and he sets out to make the system pay. It's just a fantasy film, but it has an important message: criminals shouldn't get to negotiate for lesser sentences; justice should be served.
  • by Anonymous Location: Jacksonville nc on Jan 8, 2010 at 10:46 AM
    No justice for these kids. The 13 year old girl has to live with this the rest of her life. Read the Jacksonville Daily news for the whole story it will blow your mind!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 8, 2010 at 09:40 AM
    The name of the pathetic district attorney should be posted along with his/her picture..i hope they no longer have a job!!
  • by reality check Location: beaufort county on Jan 8, 2010 at 09:15 AM
    counseling will not cure this offender.there is no evidence in long or short term studies to indicate counseling has any effect on sexual predators.
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Jan 8, 2010 at 05:02 AM
    The legal drinking age is 21 in nc. Where were the parents? This man can really use some counseling. Jail time and fines won't cure his illness.
  • by ted Location: jacksonville on Jan 8, 2010 at 04:24 AM
    It looks like the prosecuting atty is too lazy or sorry to handle the case . What happend to life for rape , or was it 20 years? I think this area needs a new prosecuting atty.
  • by Larry Location: Newport on Jan 8, 2010 at 04:19 AM
    No, but I bet He feels safe.....
  • by ray Location: greenville on Jan 8, 2010 at 01:47 AM
    do you think the teens feel safe now?

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