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U.S. service member in Okinawa arrested on assault charge

Asahi reported online that the Okinawa police arrested an airman at Kadena AB today on the charge of assault, explaining that the 21-year-old service member allegedly injured a local female by punching her in the face several times in the restroom of a night club in Okinawa city at around 2 a.m. Friday. The suspect has reportedly denied the charge by saying that the allegation is not true.

 

NHK Okinawa’s website also ran a story on the incident, quoting the suspect as telling the police: “I didn’t touch the woman.” The report added that the airman apparently violated the USFJ liberty policy that prohibits being out from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

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