US sailors jailed for 9, 10 years over Okinawa rape: Report
TOKYO (AFP) - Two US sailors who raped a Japanese woman in Okinawa last October, sparking island-wide anger, have been jailed for nine and 10 years, a report said.
The Naha District Court said Christopher Browning, 24, should be jailed for 10 years while Skyler Dozierwalker, 23, should serve nine years, Jiji Press reported.
Earlier this week the two men had admitted the offence, which caused outrage on the sub-tropical islands and beyond, and led to a nationwide night-time curfew on all US military personnel in Japan.
Despite the curfew, misconduct involving US servicemen, much of it drunken, has continued to fuel anti-US sentiment in communities with bases.