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NC military police officer accused of having sex with 15-year-old girl arrested at RDU

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - A military police officer from Camp Lejeune was arrested Tuesday at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Deputies said he had sex with a 15-year-old female.

Jairo Palacio, 42, was charged with statutory rape of a child less than 15 years of age.

On August 3, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence located on Dawson Cabin Road in reference to a report of a sexual assault on a minor.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit conducted an investigation.

An investigation showed that Palacio had sex with a 15-year-old female while at the family home. Detectives said that Palacio is a family member of the victim. 

Palacio was out of the country when the investigation concluded.

On Tuesday, the Raleigh-Durham Airport Police arrested him at RDU. Palacio was transported back to Onslow County.

He was sent to the Onslow County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond.

Detectives said that Palacio works as a military police officer at PMO on Camp Lejeune.

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