May 13, 2014

U.S. base worker held on Okinawa sex charges

Amid a no-tolerance policy for misconduct on U.S. military bases in Japan, prosecutors on Monday indicted a military employee in Japan for allegedly having sex with a drunken underage girl. Ricky Isiah Sherwood, 18, a part-time lifeguard and nephew of a serviceman, was arrested ...

Jurors stress 'fairness' of sentences for rapists

Mar 7, 2013

Jurors stress 'fairness' of sentences for rapists

After helping deliver prison sentences Friday to two U.S. servicemen guilty of rape, lay judges in a high-profile trial in Okinawa said they suppressed personal emotions to keep their judgment unclouded by anger toward the U.S. military bases in the prefecture. “The defendant is ...