Lejeune Family Readiness Officer Accused Of Sex Offenses With 9-Year-Old

A civilian Camp Lejeune Family Readiness Officer has been charged with forcing a pre-teen to engage in sexual acts with her.

39-year-old Leslie Nichols of Jacksonville was arrested on July 29th by Jacksonville police. She was charged with first degree sex offense, five counts of indecent liberties with a minor, and five counts of child abuse by sexual act.

Warrants allege that Nichols forced a 9-year-old child to practice oral sex on her. Nichols is in the Onslow County Jail under a $300,000 bond.

Nichols is the third person from Camp Lejeune arrested this week on sex charges. Earlier this week a Marine was accused of getting an 11-year-old girl drunk and engaging in sex, while just yesterday a Marine sergeant was charged with inappropriately touching a member of his unit after a party at his home.


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  • by just me Location: jacksonville on Jul 19, 2010 at 11:19 PM
    i was in jail with this lady when she came in she was so up set and woulnt talk to anyone but she came around and talked to me and she has a lot going on i got out then sad to say went back in and shes still in jail a year later and her husband devoiced her and she involved with some one in jail so i hear she told me that shes facing 10 years im out and doing good now i pray that she gets the helphe needs and she needs a lot i pray for the little girl and her other kids and her husband that they all mke it through this
  • by paula Location: GA on Mar 8, 2010 at 05:44 PM
    What happened to her? Was she convicted or not?
  • by Mom of soldier Location: NC on Sep 24, 2009 at 05:26 PM
    The military IS our HEROS! Some just do INSANE stuff. There are zillions of wonderful people in the military, so why would you not think some people go terribly wrong. Same as civilian life. Don't demonize the entire military! Yeah, shes a whack job that needs some serious counseling. No one really knows about another person no matter how good they did their job.
  • by Shocked Location: California on Sep 4, 2009 at 10:01 AM
    I knew Leslie, too. She has a son, 4, and the other kids are her sister's kids that she has taken in. I am shocked and disgusted.
  • by Peggy Location: Jacksonville on Aug 9, 2009 at 12:33 PM
    Hey, now, let's let the courts decide whether she is guilty. If it's true, she is very sick, and a child's life has been really screwed up. But if untrue (it does happen!), something crazy is going on, and this lady's life has just been ruined. I have to stand up for MCCS: they do a thorough background check on every employee, so if she had any priors, it would have come up, and they never would have hired her. Also, sad to say, but the age of sexual consent in NC is 16, so the ssgt dating a 16 yr old is not illegal, even if most of us would not agree morally. Yes, she was a civilian hired to head up family readiness within a marine unit. She is not a marine, but heroes come in many forms. Let's not start slamming one another, we all do our part. The FRO job is not easy by a long shot. John is right, though, this is not acceptable anywhere by anyone with any sense, so please don't stereotype FROs, the Marine Corps, or this base by a few sick individuals!
  • by WaikikiWahine Location: Hawaii on Aug 7, 2009 at 06:20 PM
    I know her too. Leslie was wonderful and helped me and well as other women during a difficult deployment. I was shocked and quite frankly don't know what to believe. There has got to be more to the story, the Leslie I know would never do this. If the 9 year old is her daughter, the little girl also has extreme psychological issues, althought it is ALWAYS better to err on the side of the child. God is her only judge. I will remember the Leslie that helped me and my family...while I silently thank god I never left my children with her.
  • by B Location: NC on Aug 7, 2009 at 12:23 PM
    The usual suspect...
  • by Anonymous on Aug 7, 2009 at 08:13 AM
    Ordananceman, you ARE a "so-called hero". There. I have called your bluff. Have a nice day and be weary of the PTSD flashbacks.
  • by citizen on Aug 7, 2009 at 08:02 AM
    something must be in the water at camp lejune. i'm messing with kids can really make them have a hard life. people really need God in them. this is so sick. mess with someone your own age.
  • by Boriqua Location: Jacksonville on Aug 7, 2009 at 07:48 AM
    This Human being was most likely kept under a microscope for a while, evidence was gathered and concrete, presented, then the law went in to make the arrest. "Do the crime, Do the time" Period....
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