U.S. Marine gets 4 years for sexually assaulting woman in Okinawa
A court in Naha on Thursday sentenced a U.S. Marine to four years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in August.
The court heard that on Aug 18, Cpl Iian Tarver, 21, who is based at Camp Foster, assaulted the woman at around 4:30 a.m., grabbing her by the hair, as she was walking home, Jiji Press reported. He dragged her off the sidewalk and forced her to have sex, the court heard.
During the trial, Tarver admitted to the charge and said he had been out drinking with other Marines before the incident, local media reported.