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Eyewitness 9 News article by Amy Kibler, October 6, 2009

A Camp Lejeune Marine’s court-martial proceedings begin tomorrow.

Public Affairs says Gunnery Sergeant William Augurson, Jr. faces child endangerment and drunken disorderly conduct charges.

The Marine Corps is not elaborating on the circumstances surrounding these charges.

II MEF Officials say on Wednesday the Court will decide how Augurson should be tried.


Soldier, ex-soldier plead guilty to marriage fraud

Posted: Oct. 6, 2009, on WRAL.com
Greenville, N.C. — A Fort Bragg soldier and a former soldier pleaded guilty Tuesday to entering into fake marriages with Russian women to move off post and legitimize the women’s immigration status.


HIV-positive sailor punished for having unprotected sex, by Kate Wiltrout, The Virginian-Pilot, October 7, 2009

Can a healthy adult consent to having unprotected sex with a partner she knows is HIV-positive?

Two women who had sexual relationships with Petty Officer 1st Class Steven R. Franklin apparently decided the risk was worth it – but on Tuesday it cost Franklin his career.

According to testimony in a special court-martial at Norfolk Naval Station, both women chose to have unprotected sex with Franklin after learning he had HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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