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  • Dec 26, 2014
  • Updated: 11:28pm

Rape sentence

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 March, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 March, 1996, 12:00am
 

If the maximum sentence for rape under Japanese law is life imprisonment and the three American soldiers who abducted and raped a defenceless 12-year-old girl leaving her injured and severely traumatised will be imprisoned for only seven years, what is required to incur the maximum sentence? I am appalled, and trust that a separate US army court martial hearing will impose a far harsher sentence to run concurrently.


JOHN RICHARDS The Peak

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