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Marines Charged, One with Rape, after Girls Go Missing

Published On: Jul 21 2012 09:44:59 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 27 2012 10:56:12 PM CDT
ONSLOW COUNTY -

A Marine faces a rape charge and another is also charged in connection to a pair of young girls who were reported missing last week.

Chandler Bible, pictured right, has been arrested and charged with first-degree rape. Ethan Lee, left, is charged with accessory after the fact. The charges stem from Bible and Lee taking two girls -- aged 11 and 13 -- to a motel where they all stayed over night, according to Onslow County deputies.

It is likely that additional charges will be forth coming. This incident is still under investigation.

Bible was placed in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $100,000.00 secured bond. Lee was held under a $50,000.00 secured bond.

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Previous Story: Two Marines Arrested in Run Away Teen Case

Onslow County deputies have charged two Marines in the case of two young girls who went missing and were later returned home.

The girls, 11 and 13 years old, are home safe after being reported as runaways early Saturday, authorities said.

Onslow County Sheriff Office investigators said late Saturday that the girls were believed to be with two military men.

Authorities announced late Sunday that two Marines, Chandler Bible and Ethan Lee, have been charged in the case.

No further information was released, but authorities said more charges could be pending. 

The Marines' specific charges were not immediately available.