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REPORT OF INVESTIGATION (INTERIM) SEX ABUSE-CHILD S/EHLERS II, ; DUSTA: 3RDBN, 1ST MAR, 1MARDIV, CAMP PENOLETON, CA V/SKOVRANKO, : SOtr; SPONS: RP2 PAUL J SKOVRANKO {II) CONTROL: 01AUGQ6 07JON04-C&PI-0071-8BMA/T

COMMAND/1MARDIV CAMP PENDLETON CA/3300G HADE AT/MWPE/CAMP PESDLETON CA/A.R. SPAFFGRD JR., SPECIAL AGENT REFERENCE(S) {A) NCISRA Paris Island, SC ROI (INTERIM)/Q1AOGG4,..(Contains Exhibits 1-9} (B) SCTSFG Marine Corps West ROI (INTERIM)/30Sep04 (C) NCfSFO Marine Corps West ROI (INTERIM)/02Dec04 (D) NCISFO Marine Corps West ROI (INTERIM)/31Mar05....(Contains

Exhibit 10J f£) NCISFO Marine Exhibit 11) CF) NCISFQ Marine Exhibit 12) IG) NCISFO Marine Exhibit 13} (H) NCISFO Marine (I) NCISFO Marine (J) NCISFO Marine (K) NCISFO Marine

Corps West ROI {INTERIM)/25May05...(Contains Corps West ROI (INTERIM)/Q9AugQ5...(Contains Corps West ROI (INTERIM)/llQctQS...(Contains Corps Corps Corps Corps West West West West ROI ROI ROI ROI (INTERIM)/13Dec05 (INTERIM}/ISFebOS (INTERIM) /HAprO6 (INTERIM) /14JunO6

EXHIBIT(S) (14) IA: Results of Interview of Gloria EHLERS/2BJun06.,.{Copy LSST-Q Only) (15) IA: Results of Query into Government E-Mail Server/11Jul06... (Copy Z.SST-D Only)

(16) IA: Results of Review of Medical Record/12Jul06-,. ECopy LSST-D
Only) EXECUTIVE SUMt%RY 1. This investigation was initiated subsequent to V/SKOVRANKO*s complaint that she had been assaulted in an indecent (sexual) manner by S/EHLERS, Investigative efforts conducted pursuant to receipt of that complaint included the interviews of V/SKOVRANKO, her mother and .her two siblings, Delay in reporting precluded the conduct of a crime scene examination. A review of S/EHLERS* Service Record Book (SRB) was unremarkable. Criminal history inquiries were likewise unremarkable. When interrogated, S/EHLERS denied wrongdoing, S/EHLERS subsequently submitted to a polygraph examination, at the conclusion of which, it was the opinion of the examiner that S/EHLERS had been te ttte *eieva«« questions, ourang a subsequent

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interrogation, S/EHLSRS tacit admissions; however, continued to deny wrongdoing a* alleged by V/SKOVRRHKO. Command has preferred

charges against S/EH&SKS for his alleged criniaal aisccftduct , Assigned Trial Counsel subsequently requested additional Investigative assistance to facilitate prosecution of S/EKLBRS, That investigative tasking: has been completed. Investigation continues to report disposition of S./EHMRS.
NARRATIVE I. This reactive investigation was initiated in accordance with SECHAVI8ST 5520,38, pursuant to a reported violation of Article 134 {Indecent Acts or liberties with a child) of the Unifora Code of Military Justie ?, References {A} through i,K) detailed investigative coverage afforded this investigation prior to this reporting period, 3, Subsequent to the submission of Heferenc* tJ) , MAJ Nicole K. HOOSPETO, USMC, Trial Counsel, Legal Service Support Tea« Delta (LSST-0)r Camp Pendteton, C£» re<juest-ed additional investigative efforts in order to facilitate prosecution of S/EHLEHS. 4. On 28JunOe, Cioria EHLERS, for««r wife of S/EHLERS, was interviewed, by Special Agent (SA) ASHTON (infra}, at the residence of her parents located at 1145 Chippewah Drive, Chattanooga, TN, Durinf the course of interview, Gloria EHiERS detailed her relationship with S/£HU£RS and her knowledge of any reported maladies suffered by same, Exhibit (14) pertaitts. 5. On llJulOS, SA UnfraU attempted to recover e-mail data from S/EHLER's United States Marine Corps -e-mail account. Informal. ionsurfaced as a result of that query disclosed no such oaterial had been archived and as such, were unavailable. Exhibit OS) pertains. 6, On 12Juiy6, 8/EfttERS* medical records ware reviewed by Reporting Ag«nt and SA SHATfOCK (infraj . That review identified a single entry regarding a diagnosis of depression, Exhibit (16) pertains. I. Investigation continues to r«port disposition of 3/EIil.EES,

PARflClPSHTIS) Matthew J. ASHTON, Special Agent, NCISRA M«a?phisr TN Craig S.HATTUCK, Special Agent., NCIS Marine Corps West Field Office

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