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US sailors jailed for Okinawa rape

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Two US sailors who raped a Japanese woman in Okinawa last October were jailed on Friday for a crime that reignited long-smouldering anger against the American military in Japan. 

Civic group members attend a protest over the rape of a local woman by two US servicemen in Okinawa, in front of the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, on October 20, 2012.

The Naha District Court in Okinawa said Seaman Christopher Browning, 24, should go to prison for 10 years for the brutal rape of the young woman, from whom he also stole 7,000 yen ($75).

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