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An Okinawa-based sergeant of the Ground Self-Defense Force has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual acts with a junior high school student in July, local police said Wednesday.

Sgt. 2nd Class Tomohiro Sakamoto, 28, stationed in the village of Gushikami, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of having sexual relations with the 13-year-old girl at a hotel in Okinawa city on July 20.

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