Pedestrians cross the crowded streets in Tokyo's Shibuya area in March 2014. A sailor was found not guilty Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, of sexually assaulting a fellow sailor after a night of drinking in the popular nightlife district. STARS AND STRIPES
Pedestrians cross the crowded streets in Tokyo's Shibuya area in March 2014. A sailor was found not guilty Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, of sexually assaulting a fellow sailor after a night of drinking in the popular nightlife district. STARS AND STRIPES

Okinawa-based hospital corpsman found not guilty of sexually assaulting fellow sailor

by Caitlin Doornbos
Stars and Stripes

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A hospital corpsman accused of sexually assaulting a fellow sailor was found not guilty by a jury of seven men and one woman on Wednesday.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Glenn Washington, assigned to Naval Dental Center Okinawa, was acquitted of sexual assault with bodily harm after admitting to investigators he had sex with a fellow sailor at his capsule hotel after a night of drinking in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward while on leave late last year.

Jurors deliberated for three hours after the three-day trial in Yokosuka.

In a hotel surveillance video shown to jurors Tuesday, Washington was seen pulling the woman by her wrist to his capsule in the early morning hours of Nov. 3, 2018. The woman was stumbling, bumping into walls and moaning, “Oh God,” “I can’t” and “It’s too far.” She also called him by the wrong name.

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