2 U.S. sailors indicted on charges of raping Japanese woman on Okinawa
Civic groups in Tokyo protest the alleged rape of a Japanese woman by two U.S. servicemen on October 20.
November 7th, 2012
02:53 AM ET

2 U.S. sailors indicted on charges of raping Japanese woman on Okinawa

By Junko Ogura

Japanese prosecutors have indicted two American sailors on charges that they raped a Japanese woman on the island of Okinawa last month, a case that has deepened tensions between local residents and the U.S. military.

The arrest of the two suspects prompted outraged reactions from Japanese officials and resulted in the imposition of a curfew by the U.S. military on its troops in Japan.

The two suspects, both from a base in Fort Worth, Texas, were indicted by Naha District Court on Tuesday afternoon, according to a statement from the public affairs office of the U.S. Commander, Naval Forces Japan.

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  2. frolep rotrem

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    March 19, 2021 at 1:48 am | Reply
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    November 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Reply
  7. Don't be an indoctrinated fool

    The Real news is If the US is not Raping and pillaging some country. You can throw distablizing and regime changes into there too.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:21 am | Reply
  8. cocopuf

    Girls feel safe hanging around with sissies.

    November 8, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Reply
  9. grooveclubhouse

    "No Rape, No Base"? So they won't let us have a base unless they are raped?

    November 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Reply
    • Liberace; America's Greatest American

      HAHAHA! – You're a c**t!. Here's hoping you spend the rest of your miserable little existence being gang-raped in prison.

      Which for you, probably won't be any punishment at all.

      November 7, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Reply
      • Mellowfellow

        Wow! You have some issues, but let me guess your a "tolerant liberal" right?

        November 8, 2012 at 4:41 am |
      • George Patton

        Thank you, Liberace. That was well said. This grooveclubhouse is no more than some weak-minded Tea partier anyway so pay him no attention!

        November 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
  10. Mr. Marine

    Sailors like girls? Since when?

    November 7, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
  11. Joseph McCarthy

    I wonder if these clowns will get what's coming to them. I hope they do but then one never knows! We need to get our troops out of J apan and turn those bases over their to the Chinese if the J apanese are so adamant on having foreign troops on their soil!

    November 7, 2012 at 8:36 am | Reply

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