Okinawan Women Group Chronicles Sex Crimes by U.S. Military

Protesters display signs against a planned Marine base relocation during a rally in Naha, Okinawa prefecture, in August 2018. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News)

OKINAWA (Kyodo) — In a book by an Okinawan women’s civic group documenting sex crimes by U.S. soldiers in Japan, a 9-month-old infant girl is listed as the youngest rape victim.

Among a litany of cases the group began compiling after the rape of an Okinawan elementary schoolgirl by three U.S. soldiers in 1995, the 1949 crime by a U.S. serviceman who was an acquaintance of the baby’s mother stands out as arguably the most heinous and unimaginable – the baby reportedly died soon afterward.

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