Senior enlisted Marine leader convicted of child abuse but seeks clemency

Senior enlisted Marine leader convicted of child abuse but seeks clemency

In 2016, Gunnery Sgt. Scott D. Faulkner was a highly decorated Marine combat engineer poised for higher rank.

Less than two years later, Sgt. Faulkner left a Camp Pendleton courtroom as a convicted child abuser.

Uncovered by a series of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by The San Diego...