Wednesday Aug 20 2008
Marine recruiter arrested for sex with Lincoln teen
By: Cheri March, Lincoln News Messenger
A Stockton Marine Corps recruiter was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of having sex with a Lincoln High School student, Lincoln police reported. Victor Sanchez-Millan, 23, was taken into custody at approximately 4 pm. Wednesday in Sacramento County and charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and unlawful communication with a minor. Sanchez-Millan, a Marine sergeant who worked at a Roseville recruiting office, met the 17-year-old at a Lincoln job fair, said Lincoln Police Lt. Paul Shelgren. “There was sexually inappropriate conduct by him, and it was reported to us about a week ago by her parents,” Shelgren said. Sanchez-Millan was booked into the Placer County Jail on Wednesday evening with a bail of $75,000. The U.S. Marine Corps is cooperating with Lincoln police to investigate the allegations, said Gunnery Sgt. Jonathon Cress, a spokesman for the 12th Marine Corps District. 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, Cress said. “Any time allegations are made against a Marine, we take them very seriously,” he said. “The Marine Corps requires Marines to conduct themselves at all time in a professional manner.” Meanwhile, Western Placer Unified School District officials have been investigating reports by the victim’s family that Sanchez-Millan had on occasion taken the student out of class. Meanwhile, Western Placer Unified School District officials have been investigating reports by the victim’s family that Sanchez-Millan had on occasion taken the student out of class. “We’re definitely taking it very seriously,” said Mary Boyle, assistant superintendent of educational services for the district. “We’ve been looking very carefully into the situation and checking our records, and at this time there is no indication that there was any breach in our security measures.” District policy only allows students to be pulled out of class by a parent or one of the three contacts listed on a parent-approved emergency card. Anyone else seeking to remove a child from school must receive written permission from a parent or guardian, Boyle said.