By Associated Press - Wednesday, October 3, 2018

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - Four sailors assigned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor have been accused of sex crimes against an underage girl.

The Kitsap Sun reports that the four are all third-class petty officers assigned to submarine commands. Authorities say they engaged in sexual acts in September 2017 in their barracks with a girl who was older than 12 but less than 16 and that they took photos and video.

The sailors’ names have been redacted in documents released by the Navy because no court martial has yet been convened. Authorities said they’re not sure how the girl came to be on the base.

Submarine Group Nine spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Mike Smith says Navy officials were notified of the incident after receiving an anonymous report of an unauthorized female in the barracks after hours. A military judge advocate is weighing whether to recommend a court martial.


Information from: Kitsap Sun,

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