Marine Charged With Statutory Rape Of 12 Year Old GIrl

A Cherry Point Marine has has been charged with the statutory rape of a 12 year old girl that happened last summer.

Carteret County deputies arrested 20-year-old Bryan Dieppa-Ramirez on February 9th. They say it happened in Newport last July.

Dieppa-Ramirez has already gone before a judge and is being held on a $200,000 bond.

The Marine Corps confirmed that Dieppa-Ramirez was assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, but would provide no additional information.