Pentagon Knocks Camp Lejeune Over Lauterbach Rape Complaint

The Pentagon's inspector general is criticizing Camp Lejeune officials for inadequate and incomplete handling of a Marine's rape complaint against a member of her unit who later murdered her.

A report released Friday by Department of Defense inspectors criticized the response of military criminal investigators, sexual assault advocacy workers and unit commanders after Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach reported she was sexually assaulted in 2007.

Lauterbach, of Vandalia, Ohio, had accused former Cpl. Cesar Laurean of raping her.

Laurean, who's from Las Vegas, was convicted last year of killing the pregnant Lauterbach with a crowbar and burying her burned remains in the backyard of his off-base home.

The Marines Corps responded by saying there were administrative errors in handling Lauterbach's complaint, but that command leaders responded appropriately overall.

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  • by Steel Location: Hubert on Oct 28, 2011 at 09:04 PM
    And the witch-hunt continues. The IG should be ashamed of themselves. There are some things in life that people just can't predict. How can sane people be expected to predict what the insane mind contimplates. HQMC succumbs to the politically correct left again. Maybe parents should do better at instilling good morals in thier children, instead of holding society responsible when they make bad decisions. A sign of the times people...
  • by Connie on Oct 28, 2011 at 08:30 PM
    Is that so? I don't think that helps Lauterbach anymore..and all of the official should be made countable for that!

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