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Marine arrested on exposure charges

Posted June 18, 2010

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— A Marine stationed in Jacksonville was arrested Thursday on charges that he exposed himself to an 8-year-old-girl, according the Pender County Sheriff’s Office.

Pvt. Dain Arthur Larson, 23, was being held on a $400,000 bond on charges of indecent exposure and indecent liberties with a minor.

Larson is a member of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron-29 stationed at the New River Air Station.

Investigators said the victim lived in the same apartment complex as Larson.

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  • Adelinthe Jun 18, 2010

    NCState - "I think it's ridiculous that a man is charged as a sex offender if he is urinating in public."

    Depends upon whether he picked a sheltered place or is out in the open.

    If in a sheltered place, then there's clear intent not to expose oneself.

    If in the middle of a Food Lion parking lot, then I would say - NOT.

    God bless.

    RB

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Jun 18, 2010

    "Investigators said the victim lived in the same apartment complex as Larson."

    WRAL, this should read "alleged" victim until or if he is found guilty. Calling her a victim is an assumption that he is guilty.

  • NCStatePack Jun 18, 2010

    I think it's ridiculous that a man is charged as a sex offender if he is urinating in public. If his intent is just to relieve his bladder, then he should just be charged with urinating in public. If his intent was to expose himself to others, then he should be penalized appropriately.

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Jun 18, 2010

    I hope it is something stupid like that. I, too, and so tired of these kinds of stories day after day after day...

  • Valkyrie Jun 18, 2010

    or relieving yourself in the outdoors....

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Jun 18, 2010

    What were the circumstances? There are plenty of non-pedophile (but still stupid) ways for this to happen. Not closing the blinds comes to mind.

  • iron fist Jun 18, 2010

    What is wrong with people every day someone is arrested for exposing himself or rape, or abusing children, ladies and the elderly. Men grow up be a man.