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Marine reportedly confesses, but investigation continues

Date Posted: 2008-02-23

Tyrone Hadnott will spend another ten days in a Japanese jail while Okinawa Prefecture Police continue piecing together the differing versions of an alleged rape February 10th.
Reports are circulating Hadnott, a 38-year-old Marine staff sergeant assigned to Camp Courtney, has told police “I do confess for what I did to the girl, but I didn’t know she was so young.” He is accused of raping the 14-year-old junior high school girl after meeting her outside Koza Music Town, then taking her on his motorcycle to his home in Kitanakagusuku, and then to Chatan Town in his car.
Okinawa Prefecture Police acknowledge Hadnott’s admissions, but say his version of what happened that Sunday night is different from the girl who is accusing him of raping her. Hadnott had earlier admitted to forcing the young teen down at his home and kissing her. Police say they will continue their investigation, poring through evidence taken from Hadnott’s home and car. Police say they are waiting for results of a DNA test taken from the girl following the incident.
The Naha District Court authorized another 10-day extension Friday for police to hold Hadnott. The current order runs through March 3rd.
Hadnott reportedly has admitted touching the girl, adding “the girl didn’t like for me to touch her.” At the same time, he has admittedly confessed to “touching the girl’s body, but it was not forced.” He told authorities he only wanted to become e-mail friends with the girl, and that he was trying to get her e-mail address and her name.
The alleged rape, along with a string of other incidents involving U.S. servicemen, has triggered an uproar on Okinawa, as well as with political leaders across Japan. The senior Marine on Okinawa, Lt. Gen. Richard C. Zilmer, has placed all military, U.S. government civilians and contract personnel, and all family members on a lockdown confining them to military bases or their homes “indefinitely”.
A Filipina woman has accused an Army sergeant of raping her early this week, and three incidents involving young Marines drunk driving, trespassing and counterfeiting have been making news headlines as political leaders and communities protest. Of Okinawa’s 41 municipalities, 28 have passed protest resolutions through their local assemblies. Okinawa Prefecture Assembly has also made a written protest.

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