March 1st, 2013
03:47 AM ET

Japan sentences 2 U.S. servicemen for rape

A Japanese court Friday sentenced two American servicemen to prison for a rape committed last year while they were on duty at a U.S. military base in Okinawa.

The Naha District Court handed down a sentence of 10 years to Navy Seaman Christopher Daniel Browning and nine years to Petty Officer Skyler A Dozierwalker for raping a Japanese woman after attacking her in a parking lot.

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  1. chrissy


    March 1, 2013 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Glad to see local judicial dept. was able to overide military immunity. For too long the few bad seeds were able to escape the punisments of the host countries. Let them see what it's like in the foreign sector.

    March 1, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©


    March 1, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    We have been embarrassed too often by such incidents overseas.
    Hi @chrissy@banasy@bobcat.
    Hope you good folks have a wonderful weekend.

    March 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I hope you also have a great weekend, saywhat.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |