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Fake Marine Allegedly Convinces Girl, 14, to Have Sex Before Shipping Out

Boonton Township New Jersey

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief David Mayhood of the Town of Boonton Police Department announce the arrest of Johnathan Lozada, 21, of Boonton, on charges of sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful wearing of a uniform.

On June 12, a 14-year-old girl reported to law enforcement that she had engaged in sexual intercourse with Lozada while at his home in Boonton. 

The victim also stated that Lozada represented himself to be a member of the United States Marine Corps and wore what appeared to be authentic military insignia, specifically dog tags, and a United States Marine Corps tattoo.  

The victim alleged that Lozada convinced her to engage in sexual acts by telling her that he was deploying with the military within days.

During the investigation, law enforcement determined that Lozada was not and had never been enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.

The Honorable James DeMarzo, J.S.C. set bail at $75,000 no 10% with conditions of a Nicole’s Law Restraining Order and no contact with children under the age of 18.