OKINAWA, JAPAN – Two US Navy personnel based in Texas are in hot water in Japan.
Police in Okinawa arrested Seaman Christopher Daniel Browning and Petty Officer Skyler Dozier Walker in connection with the apparent rape of a Japanese woman.
Both sailors are 23, and both are from Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth in Texas.
Japanese officials are pretty ticked off and want some answers and assurances from Uncle Sam.
Folks in Okinawa are already unhappy about the presence of u-s military forces, and particularly outraged at recent sexual attacks.
A couple of months ago, Japanese police arrested a US marine accused of assaulting and molesting an Okinawan woman.
A 14-year-old girl refused to press rape charges against another marine in 2008.
And back in 1995, one sailor and two marines did prison time for the kidnapping and rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan girl.
Besides being upset about sexual misconduct, Okinawans complain about noise and environmental pollution related to our military.