US Soldier Convicted of Rape in Imperial Installation in South Korea

News from the Empire in South Korea:

A three-judge panel on Wednesday sentenced a U.S. soldier to six years in prison for raping a South Korean teenager in September.

Pvt. Kevin Robinson was found guilty of raping the 17-year-old at her residence in Seoul after a night of drinking. He also was convicted of larceny for stealing the victim’s laptop.

Unfortunately, this isn’t uncommon in countries where thousands of U.S. troops have been essentially permanently based. There was another high-profile case of rape last year in which “Pvt. Kevin Lee Flippin was sentenced to 10 years in prison for brutally raping another South Korean teenager.” These two cases prompted widespread protests in South Korea and “led to calls for changes to the U.S.-South Korea Status of Forces Agreement regarding the treatment of U.S. servicemembers suspected of crimes,” since they are often granted immunity.

Japan is another classic case of this. Between 1972 and 2009, there were 5,634 criminal offenses committed by U.S. servicemen in Japan, including 25 murders, 385 burglaries, 25 arsons, 127 rapes, 306 assaults and 2,827 thefts. Japanese citizens have protested against U.S. military presence on their land for decades.

Meanwhile, the locations for essentially permanent U.S. military bases are multiplying in AsiaLatin America, and the Middle East.

10 thoughts on “US Soldier Convicted of Rape in Imperial Installation in South Korea”

  1. when other countries enter the united states, they receive diplomatic immunity, why not let him get tried as an american and not as a korean, he served and serves our country, and south korea girls are well known for lying. let this man go.

  2. Grand larceny and rape – six years is nothing. American prisons are full of long termers convicted of possession of marijuana. He was very fortunate to have been tried in Korea.

  3. Not just abroad either. We're rapidly approaching the day when these creatures will be granted full immunity from their crimes against us here at home too, as are the "civilian" uniformed swine who infest our streets and highways now.

  4. Our criminal rulers and their thugs make thousands of new enemies for us every day.

    And you are forced to pay for it through the theft of taxation and inflation and unimaginable debt that will fall on your head.

    And if you refuse to pay for this criminal activity men with guns will come to put you in a cage and if you resist they will kill you.

    Ain't gummit grand? And AmeroCons wave their little flags and demand MORE gummit and more "defense" because they are so scared.

    Amerika, what a country!

  5. “#will
    May 9th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    when other countries enter the united states, they receive diplomatic immunity, why not let him get tried as an american and not as a korean, he served and serves our country, and south korea girls are well known for lying. let this man go.”

    South Korean girls are “well known for lying”? I am assuming you have some kind of evidence to back this up, right? If not, then shut up with your lies.

    Also, “diplomatic immunities” are awarded to “diplomats,” not soldiers, genius.

  6. The USA should shut down its bases abroad and let other nations spend more for their defense. There are no foreign bases here and no foreign soldiers being excused for crimes. There were never any French bases here after the American Revolution.

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