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US Marine Arrested in Okinawa for Allegedly Trespassing

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(TOKYO) -- A U.S. marine was arrested in Okinawa on suspicion of trespassing over the weekend -- the third time an American serviceman has been linked to an alleged crime in Japan's southernmost island in a month.

This time, police say 1st Lt. Tomas Chanquet snuck into an unlocked room drunk and slept there until the resident spotted him.

The incident Sunday comes weeks after U.S. airmen reportedly assaulted a local teenager.

In October, two navy sailors were arrested for allegedly raping a young woman after a night of drinking.  The U.S. enforced curfews for all military personnel in response, but critics say that's done little to keep residents safe.

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