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Sexual assaults by US military in Japan unlikely to end in prison

At US military bases in Japan, most service members found culpable in sex crimes in recent years did not go to prison, according to internal Department of Defence documents. Instead, in a review of hundreds of cases filed in America’s largest overseas military installation, offenders were fined, demoted, restricted to their bases or removed from the military. Full Article

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Do the military people who commit these sex crimes have to register as sex offenders? If they don’t have to, why should anyone else? Do you get as free pass to commit sex crimes just because you are a government employee?

It is interesting to note that many of the cases involve drinking by both parties. When this happens there are tragic consequences for everyone concerned. I wonder how many circumstances occur where the “victim” was so drunk they “led on” their “attacker” to have sex, then regretted it upon sobering up? Or not so much led on, but acquiesced to male advances, then upon sobering up did the regret thing? Of COURSE I’m not denying or minimizing sexual violence, and I caution all males to keep it zipped up when the beer has been flowing. But having been in the… Read more »

The prosecution rate and the sentences meted out sound strikingly similar to what a civilian police officer could expect (a slap on the wrist in comparison to what we are subjected to on a daily basis). When will that issue be addressed? I found the article disturbing for several reasons. The first of which is it sounds like there’s a call going out, leading up to a more civilian style of prosecution with punishments under laws already proven to be useless and quite harmful/life threatening, it also sounds like the anti sex wannabe pundits are using one of their favorite… Read more »

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