Naval Base Kitsap Marine charged with second-degree rape

Elijah M. Galindo, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps stationed at Naval Base Kitsap, has been charged with second-degree rape after being identified by a 17-year-old as the man who raped her at a party in Silverdale.

Galindo and the victim had been at the party Sept. 25 at night and according to statements made to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office did not know each other prior to the party.

Galindo had invited the victim, who admitted to deputies that she had been intoxicated at the time, to sit on the couch with him and then go out to the patio of the apartment where the party was taking place.

The victim told deputies that once she met Galindo outside he pushed her up against the wall and started to kiss and touch her despite her telling him not to multiple times. The victim stated she was too intoxicated and weak to fight Galindo off and that there were several times when he dropped her or pushed her causing her nose to bleed among other injuries.

When he was done, the victim contacted a friend explaining what had happened, asked for a ride and reported the incident to KCSO the next day.

After undergoing a Sexual Assault Nurse Exam the victim was able to speak to KCSO deputies.

The victim identified Galindo via Facebook and detectives coordinated with Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents to have Galindo brought in for an interview. Galindo declined to have the interview recorded and to answer questions without a lawyer present.

Galindo was placed under arrest for suspicion of rape in the second degree and $150,000 bail.

More in News

State unveils COVID-19 notification app

Washington state is launching a smartphone app designed to let users know… Continue reading

Vaccine likely coming soon to Kitsap County

The bad news is COVID-19 rates have continued to increase in Kitsap… Continue reading

Jane Pomeroy has owned the Berry Patch Kitchen Store for 50 years in Bainbridge Island. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photos
Berry Patch, owner, still going strong after 50 years

It’s rare for a business to last 50 years. It’s rarer still… Continue reading

Brenda Fantroy-Johnson
North Ward council vacancy down to two candidates

Fantroy-Johnson, Lindley finalists for BI council spot

Health District confirms 64 new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap

KPHD and hospital officials are urging action to prevent strain on the healthcare system.

Gov. Jay Inslee at the beach. HeraldNet photo
3 days of protests planned at Inslee’s BI home

Gov. Jay Inslee recommends small gatherings for Thanksgiving, due to COVID-19 spikes… Continue reading

The COVID-19 test site in Bainbridge Island is adding slots so more people can take part. Courtesy photo
BI COVID testing site can see more patients

The Bainbridge Island drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is adding eight appointments each… Continue reading

Greg Bonciolini working on the Kelly stained glass window. Courtesy Photo
Mesolini Glass Studio offers in-person show

40th Winter Show runs Dec. 4-6

Since they’re online, no reason for school delays

One good thing about COVID-19 restrictions, with the Bainbridge Island School District… Continue reading

Most Read