Thursday Sep 11 2008
Arraignment of Marine recruiter postponed
By: Liz Kellar The News Messenger
A Marine Corps recruiter charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor was served with a restraining order in court Tuesday; his scheduled arraignment was postponed until Sept. 16, however. Victor Sanchez-Millan, 23, is a Marine sergeant who worked at a Roseville recruiting office. According to the teen’s father, he deliberately targeted the 17-year-old junior at a Lincoln High School job fair, initiating a sexual relationship and taking her off campus without parental permission on repeated occasions. Western Placer Unified School District officials say there is no indication that there was any breach in the campus’ security measures. “We do care very deeply about this family,” said Assistant Superintendent of Education Services Mary Boyle. “It’s a very difficult situation,” she said. “We’re always reviewing our safety procedures … I’m very confident in our procedures and our policies.” The U.S. Marine Corps is working with Lincoln police to investigate the allegations. Sanchez-Millan has been suspended from his current duties and, if found guilty of misconduct, would be accountable in accordance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice, a book of military rules with penalties often more severe than civilian law.