Marine Guilty of Sex 'Misconduct' in Hiroshima

But he's acquitted of raping Japanese teen
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2008 5:23 AM CDT
Marine Guilty of Sex 'Misconduct' in Hiroshima
Some 6,000 people stage a protest rally against an alleged rape in February of a 14-year-old girl by an American serviceman Okinawa. Another case involving an American Marine ended in a mixed verdict today.   (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

A US Marine was convicted of "wrongful sexual misconduct" with a 19-year-old Japanese woman, but was acquitted of the more serious charge of rape, reports CNN. The Marine, 20, is one of four accused of attacking the woman in Hiroshima. The case was heard by an American military court amid mounting anger over the US military presence in Japan after Japanese authorities decided not to press charges. (Read more Marine stories.)

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