Jacksonville, NC - A Camp Lejeune Marine is accused of getting teens drunk and encouraging them to have sex. Authorities say he then video taped the events and even had sex with one of the victims.
Staff Sergeant Christopher Oden was arrested Friday and went before a district court judge Monday morning.
He's charged with statutory rape/sex offense with a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years old, indecent liberties with a child and six counts of misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile .
Deputies say on November 21st Oden held a party with several underage people attending. They claim Oden provided the victims alcohol and when intoxicated he encouraged them to engage in sex. "Oden provided the victims with alcohol and allowed them to drink as much as they desired," said Captain Rick Sutherland with the Onslow County Sheriff's Department.
Deputies say the Marine photographed and video taped the events as well as having intercourse with at least one of the minors after they were drunk.
The Marine is also charged with possessing a controlled substance. Deputies say that came about when deputies searched the man's Hubert home.
Oden is assigned to the 2nd Marine Division.
He is in the Onslow County jail on a $110,000 bond. If he's freed on bond, the judge ordered Oden not to have any contact with the victims or their families.
The Marine's next court date is January 8th and investigators say additional charges are pending.