U.S. v. E-4, United States Marine Corps
September 18, 2018
LCpl is accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 16. Law enforcement interrogates the LCpl for several hours, search his home, his truck, and confiscate several pieces of his clothing. The LCpl is then removed from his position and placed in a “disciplinary unit” where he is tasked with cleaning the head, landscaping and mopping floors. The LCpl retains Mr. Robert Capovilla to represent him. Client maintains that he believed the alleged victim was at least 18 years old. Capovilla and firm investigator conducts a fact-finding mission. The investigator uncovers several profiles the alleged victim had posted on Tinder and other dating applications where the she advertised her age as a 19 year-old college student. As a direct result of Mr. Capovilla’s investigation, the Marine Corps is forced to consider other courses of action.
Charges DISMISSED. NO Federal Conviction, NO Sex-Offender Registration. LCpl is reinstated within the unit.