US serviceman in South Korea arrested for allegedly raping woman

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An American serviceman stationed in South Korea has been arrested for raping a local woman, according to reports Thursday.

The unidentified 21-year-old US Forces Korea military man was booked for allegedly raping the woman at her home in Iksan on Sept. 27, according to the Yonhap News Agency.

The accuser, a local woman in her 20s, told cops the American attacked her after they met on a mobile chat app and then had drinks at a bar, the report said, citing Iksan police.

“We are in the process of clarifying the facts,” a police officer said, declining to elaborate while the investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is based in Gunsan, according to Yonhap, which is home to the Kunsan Air Base. It was not immediately clear when he was booked nor if he is still in custody.

US Forces Korea did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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