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Marine Veteran convicted of assaults, rape stationed at Pendleton


HandcuffsSAN DIEGO — A former Camp Pendleton Marine has been convicted of attacking or raping six women in San Diego while on active duty.

Prosecutors say former staff sergeant Ted Amparan wore his military fatigues when he attacked the victims — many of whom were sex workers — between 2007 and 2012. Some were as young as 16 years old and several never reported the attacks.

One woman who wasn’t a prostitute had simply become lost while trying to find a friend. Prosecutors say Amparan attacked her after offering her a ride but she fought back, scaled a 6-foot fence and crossed two lanes of freeway traffic to get away.

Amparan was convicted Monday of 10 felony counts. He faces 83 years to life in prison.

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