Former Marine convicted of sexual assault on incapacitated victim

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A former Marine was convicted of sneaking into the Camp Pendleton apartment of female Marine and sexually assaulting while she slept.

Pedro Javier Orellana, 24, is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 30 by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns.

Orellano was found guilty Thursday of one count of sexual abuse of an incapacitated victim.  

According to evidence shared at trial, Orellana hid in a neighbor’s house after the assault. 

The victim reported the crime and five days later, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service tracked Orellana down in Vista. 

He admitted to NCIS officials and to the jury that he had only seen the victim in passing twice, that he did not know her name, and that he had never had a conversation with her.

When he spoke to the NCIS, Orellana used words like "deep sleep, "unconscious” and "too drunk to know what was going on” to describe the
victim’s state.

Orellana also stated that he had received training regarding sexual assault prevention, and knew that alcohol impairs a person’s ability to consent to sex.

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