2 US Sailors Found Guilty in Japan Rape
Christopher Browning sentenced to decade in prison
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 1, 2013 3:19 AM CST
Updated Mar 1, 2013 4:30 AM CST
In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, a police vehicle carrying Christopher Browning of Athens, Texas, leaves Okinawa prefectural police station in Ginowan in Okinawa, southern Japan.   (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

(Newser) – A Japanese court today convicted a pair of US Navy sailors in the rape and robbery of a young woman in an Okinawa parking lot, the AP reports. Seaman Christopher Browning, 24, accused of robbery after the rape, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, while Petty Officer 3rd Class Skyler Dozierwalker was sentenced to nine. Both had confessed. The men were said to be drinking before the attack; the case resulted in tighter alcohol rules and a curfew for the 50,000 US military personnel stationed in the country, where relations with locals are already strained, the AP notes.

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MrStoot
Mar 2, 2013 6:52 AM CST
Why Rape? Every U.S. Military Installation usually has prostitutes as soon as you go out the gates.
underpressure
Mar 1, 2013 1:50 PM CST
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old_guy
Mar 1, 2013 12:27 PM CST
Why do we so willingly accept drinking or drug use as an excuse for criminal actions???