years ago our friend was raped by a US Marine she was
dating, who had just returned from deployment to Camp
Pendleton. She didn’t run to the police because of a
tactic he used to make her believe he was suicidal and
had seen horrible things (he saw nothing she later found
out). We knew she was concerned about his mental health
before the rape, but she never expected him to become
violent and assault her, he would say things that made
her believe he may hurt himself if she left broke things
off while he was deployed, and then after the assault as
When she returned
home from her trip to see him we knew something was
wrong. She said things were different and scary and she
wasn’t the fun loving person we knew, and she hasn’t
been since. We watched as this Marine made terroristic
threats, which she has provided to the Marines, NCIS and
Congressman Mark Critz, and play horrible mental head
games with her. We watched as she struggled with what to
do because we knew she cared about this Marine and
worried about him for 7 months while he was deployed.
And after almost two months of torture by this Marine,
we remember her saying she was going to have to tell the
Marines what he did to her because she was worried about
him hurting her again, and himself.
At that point we all
believed the Marines would do the right thing, but she
hadn’t told us exactly what this Marine did to her; we
just knew it had destroyed who she was.
She reported the rape
to the Marines and was ignored, told there was nothing
they would do and that they weren’t even taking notes,
could she email them what she said. She did, and still
nothing was done, except that she was threatened on face
book to be prosecuted by his family, and was texted by a
Marine to leave her rapist alone after she reported him.
The Marines promoted him instead and allowed him to try
out for special ops a few months later.
After being ignored,
a local supporter of Congressman Mark Critz, told her he
would take her story to Critz, believing he was a good
man and would look into it. He has since learned that
Critz is a liar, has no honor, and doesn’t care about
anyone, especially women. And his staff follows his
Critz serves on the Armed Forces Committee, and
specifically the subcommittee for military oversight and
Sexual assault and
Rape in the military, and by the military, is a hugely
documented problem and has become worse over the last
decade despite congress claiming to make laws and
regulations to try to stop the problem. The Government
Agency of Oversight did a report in the summer of 2011
showing it was unbelievably bad. GAO report
Sadly they have known
about this problem for a decade and despite laws and
supposed oversight, somehow the numbers are getting
worse. The Marines are also letting in more and more
criminals and people with drug issues. They give 14,000
waivers a year just for drugs, not to mention more
Our friend didn’t
know her Marine had a drug conviction until dating him
for over 7 months (Drug conviction). He claimed
he was done with them, but then started again while in
the Marines, and had lied to her. We even know a Marine
who would teach new recruits how to pass drug tests,
which was also reported to Critz office, but they did
nothing. She told the Marines she had witnessed drug use
(at the time she didn’t know what they were doing was
considered drugs by the Marines, a drug called Spices,
and they told her it wasn’t drugs) and that they would
talk about their drug usage when they came back from
deployment. Again Critz did nothing.
Our friend had
compelling evidence in emails, messages and face book
postings. Critz caseworker kept saying “Oh my god, he
did what to you” as he read her mild account while
talking to her on the phone. His office had the email
for over a month and hadn’t read it or called her, she
had to call them. She didn’t know what to do since it
was across the country and involved the military, and at
that point didn’t know he had premeditated her rape; she
was still worried he was mentally unstable. This
caseworker told her that what had happened to her and
the evidence she had were so severe he was going
straight to the Pentagon.
Critz met our friend
at a talk about a week later and was made aware of the
situation by his caseworker and she was told they were
going to do something. It took the caseworker an entire
month to contact the Pentagon.
He claimed that when
he contacted the Pentagon they reacted within four
hours, had strong concerns about this Marines mental
health, and were calling Camp Pendleton the next day.
Sexual assault in the
military is such a serious and heinous crime, on
paper, that the Sgt. Maj. that talked to our
friend should have contacted NCIS (naval criminal
investigative service) and an investigation should have
been started immediately in April 2010. Instead this
Marine was promoted within two months of her reporting
him, and within five months of her calling, and 5 days
after the Pentagon finding out, he was let into special
ops tryouts known as MARSOC, which means not one word
was on his record about the rape/sexual assault,
threats, or other violations of the UCMJ (Uniform Code
of Military Justice).
The Marines did put a
military protective order on this Marine the day before
he went in, but never told the Congressman’s office
about the MPO or that he was in special ops tryouts.
According to MARSOC
guidelines if the Marine were disciplined in any way or
had anything in his record for sexual assault, drug
usage (for which he had a conviction and was still let
into the Marines and his record can be found easily
online Drug conviction), or any concerns regarding
his behavior he couldn’t get into tryouts.
The Congressman had
evidence showing our friend reported the crime to the
Marines. He had evidence in an email that the Sgt. Maj.
said they were doing nothing to him.
Sent to our friend
from the Sgt. Maj. in an email after she sent the report
he requested, and she had already told him about the
rape over the phone.
I got your email and letter and will review each of them
later this week. Thank you for taking the time to write
Then the email she
received from him when questioning why his family was
saying she may be prosecuted. And again this was after
he told her they would do nothing when she reported the
With matters of you
being prosecuted, I have no what he might be saying or
not saying. I can tell you that we are NOT pursuing and
legal actions against him or you.
He now had evidence
that they didn’t document a sexual assault in anyway. He
did nothing and he didn’t want to pursue these
violations of federal and military law and most
importantly a rape by a US Marine.
Our friend had to
find out she had to go to NCIS on her own. Critz office
got a letter from the Pentagon only stating they
couldn’t see this Marines medical records. They didn’t
ask for that, they asked that action be taken for the
crimes this Marine had committed. (Click
Critz caseworker told
our friend after he had called the Pentagon that he had
a “warm and fuzzy feeling in his stomach that the
Pentagon was going to do something.” When they didn’t
and our friend asked that a congressional inquiry be
done regarding the fact that her rape was ignored and
many other violations of the UCMJ. Critz office wouldn’t
respond to her even though she had a constitutional
We watched as Critz
office would promise her help then do nothing. We
watched as she had to research everything herself. They
told her once if she got an attorney they wouldn’t help
her anymore. She realized she had to contact NCIS on her
own. Critz caseworker said he would back her up then did
nothing. Her caseworker and most of his employees are
former military, which we believe is the problem,
looking out for their own, not a civilian.
NCIS took three weeks
and several attempts on her part, to contact our friend.
They confirmed that neither the Pentagon nor Camp
Pendleton ever reported her rape. They told her she was
definitely sexually assaulted and would get back with
her. Then apparently her case was lost and the number
they contacted her from wasn’t working. When she
contacted Critz caseworker and asked for help, he did
nothing and said they hadn’t heard anything. She
received a letter from Critz personally that stated he
heard she was now dealing with NCIS if she needed help
let him know, but he did nothing. (Click
also told her they were going to be “aggressive,” but it
took them months to even start the investigation and
never kept her updated. At one point her NCIS
agent told her more important things came up, and also
that he couldn't wait for her case to be over.
But again his office,
full of former military personal, didn’t tell her to go
to NCIS, she had to figure it out for herself, and then
when she was having problems, they did nothing and
wouldn’t do a congressional inquiry for something they
were well aware is a problem.
Watching the constant
mishandling of such a heinous crime and having to do
everything on her own was making her fragile state
worse. But to know her is to know she is the strongest
person any of us knew. She was the one who always tried
to keep a level head and stood up to people. She was
crumbling before our eyes, and continues to get worse.
And Critz office was helping less and less. Everything
was going so wrong she would ask us over and over if she
were losing it, but she wasn’t, it was actually
happening, and the documentation proves that.
At one point she had
to contact SAPRO (sexual assault prevention and response
office) at the Pentagon, to get in touch with NCIS. They
were supposed to contact the Department of the Navy
regarding the mishandling of the rape, something Critz
office wouldn’t do. She was told Critz office could get
her a copy of the email, but when she asked the
caseworker to do it he wouldn’t respond. He did, over
eight months later and many attempts on her part, when
she had local politicians involved and copied them, he
told her to go through the freedom of information act
(which could cost her money and could take a long time,
which is what the people working at the Marines told
her, they suggested Critz office do it for her). When
she asked why he waited that long to tell her that and
had ignored many emails over the eight months (she even
resent him the first request), he wouldn’t answer.
You may ask why she
continued to work with them, but you have to understand
that she didn’t know what to do and we didn’t know what
to tell her. She kept calling agencies across the
country regarding rape and no one knew it was a problem
in the military and didn’t know what to tell her or they
never responded. She did try to go to contact other
democratic politician’s offices, but they would say if
Critz is handling it they didn’t want to get involved.
You have to ask
yourself why if Critz is involved?
Critz would talk to
the man that had supported him and promise he was doing
something. He promised he would look into the situation
and would make sure the law was followed, and then did
absolutely nothing. He also claimed he was going to take
this to other members of Congress since he was on the
Armed Forces Committee, but then never did.
She had to handle
everything on her own. NCIS took two months from her
initial contact attempt to take her statement.
She had gone to Critz
caseworker at one point with concerns (and this was way
before she found out her case was closed but when things
started to become suspicious), since he had been
sympathetic (but he did nothing), she thought he might
know what she should do. She told him she thought going
to the police might be a good idea with the way things
were going, but he assured her things would be done
right and then told her she would destroy this Marine if
he went to a county jail in San Diego. He kept telling
her they knew he had mental health issues and that the
Marines would take care of him.
But you have to ask
if this caseworker knew he had mental health issues from
the evidence and according to the military, then why
wasn’t it acted upon?
Again at this point
she was still not aware he had premeditated the rape and
how he was going to get out of it. The assault was
completely uncharacteristic and she didn’t want to
believe he meant to rape her. When she realized he knew
what he was doing, had planned it and how to get out of
it, it completely destroyed her. You have to understand
that victims that are in a relationship have a very hard
time accepting the person they trusted meant to do it.
How could the person she took care of and worried have
come back wanting to rape her immediately? How do you
live with that?
During this time the
judge advocate at Pendleton closed her case claiming she
went to the police, but they never talked to her. She
found this out 8 months later when an outside advocate
looked into it, because she wasn't being told anything. Again this was while Critz was supposed
to be watching and the base was claiming they were
investigating the matter, but the judge advocate
would’ve had to have been involved if they truly
investigated the rape, so something is wrong. They
actually closed the case before the investigation
started at Pendleton according to what her advocate
found out. This would have been against military
protocol and laws.
Critz had also
promised to take this case, one that had solid evidence
that the Marines all the way to the Pentagon were
ignoring sexual assault, to other congressional members.
He did nothing after having her prepare a document of
evidence and letter. She later sent this to NCIS to give
to the command to show his threats and other violations
of the UCMJ, but nobody seemed to care that he had made
terroristic threats or that his behavior was unstable.
His facebook page has stated for over two years his
political view is "killing bodies."
Anyone that reads this evidence is disturbed that the
Marines kept this mentally unstable rapist in the Corps,
and did nothing.
Needless to say Critz
caseworker ended up telling her that they rewarded this
Marine instead of punishing him, and that if he had been
in the Air Force they would have kicked him out a long
time ago. He also said the Marines take anyone, he had
recruited more Marines and got coins for it then he did
for the air force, because they weren’t good enough for
them but the Marines would take them.
An active duty Marine
in Critz office, who was working on a fellowship, got
involved and his office responded to her less than
before. She continued to beg for a congressional
inquiry, which people couldn’t believe hadn’t been done
with all the evidence. After arguing with them they only
told her that the Marines were investigating themselves
and this was only after months and months of her asking
for an inquiry. When she asked, via email, “Is it a
congressional inquiry,” she never got an answer from her
caseworker. And there is a difference. Another
congressman’s office doesn’t believe a congressional
inquiry was done since no statements or evidence was
collected from our friend. There were also no reports or
updates generated. The one report we will mention later
was done after months and never given to our friend by
Critz office; the other office gave it to her.
She actually received
an email, we believe by mistake, from the fellowship
Marine that stated he wasn’t talking to her. Just that
one simple sentence, “I’m still not talking to her.” She
had sent that Marine and the caseworker an email again
asking for information on her case and the
investigation, they never responded. Understand this is
months after the investigation was supposed to be
started and no one had told her a thing. According to
military law she should have been updated constantly,
she wasn’t, not a word ever. She found out months later
from another office that got involved, there was a
report that was full of lies and false official
statements that evidence can prove. This would have
affected her case greatly along with the fact it was
already closed before NCIS investigated. She was
supposed to be getting info and updates, Critz office
gave her nothing and have continued to refuse her
requests and requests from State Senator Tim Solobay and
State Representative Brandon Neuman. Critz has refused
to respond to anyone.
State Senator Tim
Solobay to Critz and his staff on December 20, 2011
“so then that is it
??? she gets no resolve”
Solobay a few minutes
later, but there was never a response at all from Critz
or his office.
“Pretty cold response
(caseworker). I may be little naive to the federal
process but I think alot has gone unresolved and if
(victim) was my sister, daughter or as it is, a friend I
think we haven't done justice for her. Just my thoughts.
maybe I don't have all the info but still feel that way.
State Representative Brandon Neuman sent to Critz and
his staff on December 22, 2011
(caseworker): Is there anyway you can share the
work/research that has been directed towards (Victim)
case? I would like to know how you came to the
conclusion that the case should be closed with no
During all of this
she had called other congressional offices, mainly
democrats on the armed forces committee; they would do
nothing because they don’t like to cross lines. But she
was put in contact with a local republican congressional
office; both Critz and this office represented her area
(their lines went through local areas). The caseworker
there has watched this case for a year, having to take a
backseat because Critz office was in charge. He had
asked for a congressional inquiry right away, and was
told Critz was in charge they, would keep him in the
loop. He has confirmed that things weren’t making sense
and he wasn’t getting documents that he should have
if they were really investigating the rape and fact that
it wasn’t reported. He is currently trying to get
information and the Marines are denying him anything
stating Critz is satisfied.
However Critz sent
our friend a letter stating the Marines had not handled
the case correctly, but weren’t doing anything. This was
sent to her two weeks after Critz told Solobay at a
democratic picnic that “they had the Marines on the wire
for mishandling the case, and something would be done.”
We found out this
Marine had already been deployed and no one had done
anything. Dates that Critz gave conflict with other
reports. Nothing makes sense or has followed military
law, let alone federal law. She had told Critz office if
the Marines did nothing she wanted to take this to the
police. Something she is currently pursuing. We believe
they waited to tell her so he could deploy first, again
delaying any other investigations.
Critz promised for
months to meet with Solobay, Neuman, our friend and the
supporter who had taken this to him.
Critz was drunk at a
Labor Day picnic for the Unions, in Washington, Pa, when
he thought we were going to still be in his district. He
personally promised her he would meet with her and these
men the last week of September. He also didn’t believe
her when she told him this Marine had a prior criminal
record, which she later sends to him. She emailed him
several times and the others tried to contact him as
well, all with no response over the next months.
At the end of
September she saw Critz at the Washington County
Democratic banquet, which she was invited to by one of
the men who were supposed to meet with them, and who
knew Critz would be there, and again she was promised
they were having a meeting. Over the next three months
they all continued to try to contact Critz and his
office. They lied and wouldn’t respond. By December she
asked his office to close her case so another office
could look into things. They wouldn’t even tell her if
the case was still open and then asked her how to have a
meeting. They wouldn’t give her files about her case or
any information. As stated above they wouldn’t even
respond to the other politicians trying to help her.
There were many other
incidents and issues but for the sake of too much
information we have not put them in this report.
This was a rape case,
a serious and heinous crime in the military and federal
government and against any human being. We have seen her
evidence and lived through this with her. We have
watched as Critz office would build up her hopes,
promise her help, then do nothing and ignore her. They
would lead her on so she wouldn’t go to civilian
authorities, and even lied to other elected officials.
Her case supports what women in the military are
claiming every day, especially in the Marines and Camp
Pendleton. Critz has a position in which he could be
affective not only for her case but for all women and
men being raped by the US military.
Our friend is a shell
of a person and there really is no way to help her. She,
and at this point all of us, doesn’t trust the US
Government or the Armed Forces, especially the Marines.
She used to go to church but doesn’t even believe in god
after what she has been through. With all of her
evidence nothing has been done. Her rapist is about to
be let out as a hero!!!!!!!!
MARK CRITZ SUPPORTS
THE RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSUALT OF WOMEN!!!!!!!
HIS OFFICE AND HIS
ACTIONS BACK UP THIS STATEMENT. WE ARE NO LONGER IN HIS
DISTRICT BUT WANT TO WARN WOMEN AND ALSO VETERANS WHO
TAKE PRIDE IN BEING MARINES THAT HE IS ALLOWING THEM TO
BREAK THE LAW AND LET CRIMINALS AND THE SCUM OF SOCIETY
BECOME MARINES AND THEN BE CONSIDERED HEROS.
THIS MARINE GETS OUT
ANYDAY, WILL HAVE GI BILL AND CONSIDERED A HERO FOR THE
REST OF HIS LIFE, AND HE’S REALLY A RAPIST. HE KNOWS THE
TACTIC ON HOW TO PLAY PTSD AND GET OUT OF A RAPE. THINGS
THAT HE DID TO OUR FRIEND WOULD MAKE HIM HAVE TO FILE AS
A SEXUAL OFFENDER FOR LIFE.
THOSE WHO SUPPORT
CRITZ ALSO SUPPORT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THE SEXUAL
ASSAULT AND RAPE OF WOMEN!!!!!!