February 14, 2011 By Stephen Klarich

A Marine was arrested and charged with  receiving child pornography in California after returning on military orders from Afghanistan to Camp Pendleton in San Diego.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service interviewed the marine in Afghanistan and with the orders of the camp commander, he was returned to Camp Pendleton.

According to media sources, the accused marine, age 31, appeared on January 28, 2011 for his arraignment before a U.S. Magistrate and is being held in the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

A criminal complaint was filed by the FBI which alleges that marines girlfriend, sent him “numerous” child-pornography videos that she produced between October and November 2010. She faces separate state charges including first-degree sodomy, sexual abuse and using a child in the display of sexually explicit conduct. She is being held on $5.25 million dollars bail.

Under California Penal Code Section 311 it is a crime for any person to knowingly distribute or possess child pornography.  Child pornography is generally known as nude photos of minors or video of minors engaging in sexual acts.  A conviction from possessing or distributing child pornography will result in serious penalties.  It is a crime under both California state law and federal law.

If you or a loved one is facing a child pornography charge, it is critical that you speak with an experienced sex crimes attorney. At Wallin & Klarich, our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in handling all types of sex crimes.  Our attorneys will aggressively fight to defend your rights.  We have been successful in keeping our clients off the sex offender registry.  Call us today at (877) 466-5245. We will be there when you call.

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