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July-12-00

U.S. Military Crimes Against Women Continue in Okinawa

The Okinawa Women Against Military Violence says that more than 4,700 crimes have been committed by U.S. troops in Okinawa, Japan since 1972, many of which have been offenses against women and girls. On July 3rd a drunk U.S. soldier entered the home of a 14-year-old girl and is facing charges of molestation. Since the incident, the United States military has imposed a limit on alcoholic beverage consumption and a 5 a.m. curfew for soldiers after a hit and run accident that involved an intoxicated U.S. military officer.

Media Resources: New York Times, 10 July 2000