A North Carolina-based noncommissioned officer faces charges for allegedly sexually abusing a 3-year-old.
Sgt. Duane F. Bachesta, 26, of St. Clair, Illinois,, with 2nd Intelligence Battalion out of Camp Lejeune, was charged Monday with sexual battery of a minor and indecent liberties with a child with the knowledge that the child was mentally disabled, according to warrants.
He joined the Corps in March 2002 and served an eight-month tour in Afghanistan last year.
This incident remains under investigation.
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