- Not guilty
- Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii
Branch of Military and Rank
In a case tried and won by Mr. Noel Tipon, our client was charge with sexual assault of a minor after having sex with a girl he met on “Tinder”. This case shows with absolute certainty that you have to be extraordinarily careful with who you meet and hook up with on dating Apps.
Our Marine met the alleged victim using the App “Tinder” where she listed herself as an 18-year-old female who was interested in military men. The two exchanged information, went out with each other and had sex.
While meeting up, the alleged victim did not disclose her real age to our client and dressed and acted in a manner more consistent with someone in her twenties than in her mid-teens.
After the alleged victim’s mother found out her daughter was hooking up with a US Marine, she became upset and contacted law enforcement. After the investigation, our client was charged and Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC were retained.
The case went to a jury trial and Noel Tipon absolutely crushed it, conducting a blistering multi-day cross-examination of the alleged victim, exposing that she intentionally misrepresented and lied about her age and that she had done this same thing with numerous other military men. The jury agreed that our client got duped and that he was the real victim in all of this.
The jury deliberated for less than six hours and fully acquitted our client.
- Not guilty of all charges and specifications