US marine jailed for Japan assault

US court martial jails marine for four years for sex attack on 14-year-old girl.

    A series of cases involving US military personnel have triggered protests across Japan [AFP]

    US authorities then investigated the case under the strict military justice code.

     

    The case triggered protests in Japan, with Japanese leaders calling for stricter discipline among US troops.

     

    Japan hosts some 50,000 American troops under a security treaty, about half which are based on Okinawa.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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