The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 06, 2012
 

Two US sailors indicted for Okinawa rape: Reports

 
 

TOKYO (AFP) - Two United States (US) servicemen were indicted on Tuesday on charges of raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa, news reports said, in a case that has fanned the flames of anti-Americanism on the island.

Okinawa prosecutors charged Christopher Browning and Skyler Dozierwalker, both 23, with raping and injuring the woman last month, Jiji Press said.

Browning is also facing charges of robbing her of money, Jiji said.

The two US sailors, who were reportedly visiting the island from their base on the Japanese mainland, have admitted the rape during questioning, the agency said.