US Soldiers Held in S. Korean Sex Harassment
She told rowdy group to be quiet on subway
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2013 11:25 AM CST
The soldiers are accused of harassing the woman on a subway.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Three US soldiers are in the custody of military police after allegedly sexually harassing a Korean woman on the subway Saturday night. Six soldiers were playing a boombox on the subway while dancing and yelling when the 21-year-old woman asked them to cool it. Instead, they started taking pictures of her and calling her "cute" and "beautiful," witnesses say. They also allegedly touched her breasts, Chosun Ilbo reports.

The woman called the police, leading the soldiers to try to get off at the next stop. She tried to block them, and other bystanders fought with them all the way to the gate. Three got away, but the bystanders held the rest for police, who later handed them over to military police. Military police gave a written guarantee the suspects will be investigated, and the other three are being sought. Stars and Stripes notes that the incident "has drawn national attention" in South Korea.

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Feb 4, 2013 6:45 PM CST
Support our troops - Bring 'em back home! ALL OF THEM! We need to protect OUR borders here, not others!
Feb 4, 2013 6:41 PM CST
What a shame that a few soldiers behave in such a way that not only disrespects civilians in the host country where they are serving, but disrespects themselves, our men in uniform and our country. IQ 45... you apparently don't know the meaning of respect for others if you think disregarding this ladies request to cool it and grabbing her breasts is ok with you. Behave like that here in the USA, and you're likely to get your ass kicked. How would you feel about these clowns if that was your sister or your girlfriend? Learn some respect for others.
Feb 4, 2013 5:26 PM CST
"They started taking pictures of her and calling her cute and beautiful." That poor girl...