U.S. Marine arrested in Okinawa

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Japanese police arrested a U.S. Marine Sunday on suspicion of trespassing, news sources report.

The 24-year-old was arrested after trespassing into the apartment of an Okinawa islander, police said. People in Japan hold an anti-American sentiment after two U.S. navy sailors raped a local woman in October, The Gulf Times reports.

Thomas Chanquet, of the Futenma Air Force, snuck into an unlocked apartment and fell asleep in a bedroom; a neighbor saw the incident and called police. Chanquet was drunk and is believed to have broken curfew while drinking off base, Masahiko Gishi, of the Okinawa police said, The Japan Daily Press reports.

Curfew was set for all troops in Japan after the two Navy sailors allegedly raped an Okinawan girl and a U.S. airman allegedly assaulted a teenager. A formal protest was lodged with the U.S. Embassy and U.S. military after the incident Sunday and Japan demanded for the enforcement of the curfew, Fox News reports.

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