Camp Lejeune Marine Charged With Sex Offense On A Child

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Authorities have arrested a Camp Lejeune Marine accused of having indecent liberties with a minor.

WECT-TV says The Pender County Sheriff's Office and the Topsail Beach Police Department joined efforts in the investigation of 19-year-old Caleb Guron.

Guron is charged with 2nd degree kidnapping, statutory sex offense, and indecent liberties with a child.

He is being held in the Pender County jail under a $50,000 bond.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2010 at 02:05 PM
    and also i would like to say that it was not my parents who pressed charges it was the parents of the other girl involved in all of this they did not want her to see him anymore so they used my age and what had happened against him to insure that he would not be able to see their daughter again i am once again so very sorry to caleb and his parents i am now about to turn 16 on april 29 2010 and i feel like i must tell you all this with age i have also matured and i must say "stupid and young go together"
  • by Anonymous Location: Around on Jun 27, 2009 at 12:16 PM
    this is so sad.where is this "child" in the whole story.she is the one who got in the car,shes the one whom may have lied about her age.why judge this young man before knowing all the facts?they may never be told but to say hang him or put him under the jail take some time a reflect on what your saying.in all honesty no one here knows what happened and may never know what happened.net is young,he did make a mistake but why leave him to dry.and i agree 100% with mom of a Marine lots of woman in Jacksonville are out to get something from the Marines.I know i have lived there for 4 years and i know how it goes.seen to may Marines get the bank accounts wiped out from some girl.where were these girls parents and why do they let her run the streets.its called parental control and supervision.maybe the too should be getting judged for the poor actions and supervision!
  • by Larry Location: Jacksonville NC on May 31, 2009 at 06:16 AM
    we will never know the truth, by now those girls have put together a good story. and the marine? well he doesnt have a chance now... just watch what happens...
  • by ShawHighstudent Location: Columbus on May 30, 2009 at 08:03 PM
    All of you should be ashamed for assuming the worst. I went to school with Caleb and though we weren't close, I know that he is better than this and DID NOT purposely pursue an under aged girl. Ask anyone who knows him, he obviously was not aware of this girl's real age, she OBVIOUSLY lied to him about it. His intentions with a minor would have been completely innocent, so do not pass judgment on him. The media likes to blow things out of proportion, and Caleb simply got caught up in a bad situation, it happens to the best of us. You should be ashamed for being so easily influenced by the opinions of others that you would say he should be hung, SHAME ON YOU. He is innocent.
  • by Anonymous Location: FL on May 30, 2009 at 02:12 PM
    Learn the facts before you judge this Marine. I know him and he's not a child molester. The "child" was an older looking 15 year old who lied about her age, not a 10 year old. The "kidnapping" was her riding in a car with him. Yes, he should have been smarter and checked her age. Under the UCMJ its 16 and NC, 17 I believe but now this Marine who is willing to risk his like for his country and OUR freedom is behing bars. His career just went down the drain and he's facing a long time in jail. So stop saying he should be hung from a tree.
  • by KMJ Location: Home of K-Tribe on May 28, 2009 at 08:10 PM
    If it's true try a short rope and a tall tree.
  • by need more info on May 28, 2009 at 08:07 PM
    how old was the 'child'? what were the kidnapping circumstances? these stories are put out here for the public to read and judge based on a skeleton frame of information!
  • by NANCY Location: NEBRASKA on May 28, 2009 at 06:31 PM
    WHO KNOWS THE AGE/THESE DAYS THE GIRLS ARE DREESING LIKE HOTTTIE NOW DAYS..WHEN THEY ARE 16 THEY THINK THEY ARE GROWN, NOW THIS MARINE IS FINISHED WITH THE MARINES, AND LOOKING AT THIS ON HIS RECORD FOR EVER.AND A JAIL TIME ADDED...FOR WHAT.... OH WELL I QUESS HE WILL GROW UP NOW.....
  • by Stewart Location: Williamston on May 28, 2009 at 03:46 PM
    Hey!The law is the law PERIOD!!!!!! if she (or he)is under age then that's all the judge needs to know for punishment.The law says 17, not 16yrs 11mos.and 29days.GET IT! If he is smart enough to join the MARINES then he should have known about messing around with minors,Period!!!!
  • by Mom of a Marine Location: NC on May 28, 2009 at 03:20 PM
    Too many women in the Jacksonville area are preying upon young men in hopes of securing their bank accounts/pay check. It could be this "child" is 16 1/2 and wanting to "marry" a marine to get away from mommy and daddy. On the other hand it could really be a child. Before we hang this man out to dry, let's get the facts. Perfect example of missing facts is the Duke Lacrosse game. Even now people still "think" they are guilty and she is "innocent". We spend so much time wasting the tidbits of information in newspaper that the facts get lost in the shuffle. At this point it doesn't matter what age she is; his life as a Marine and as a young man is ruined. He will be tossed out of the Corp., and will have a sex offender registry created, even if she was about to turn 17 and consented.
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