November 8, 2019
PENDER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – A Marine based at Camp Lejeune is accused of multiple crimes involving a minor in Pender County.
According to the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, Justin Ryan Collins was arrested Thursday at the base and charged with:
• solicitation of a child by computer
• first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor
• indecent liberties with a child
Officials say an investigation was launched after detectives received a report that Collins was messaging two teenage females using Snapchat.
“One of the females had been in contact with Collins for several months,” the sheriff’s office