Okinawa-based sailor sentenced to five years for attempted rape of a child, other charges

by Caitlin Doornbos
Stars and Stripes

A Japan-based sailor was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted in a court-martial last week of charges stemming from the attempted sexual abuse of two children, according to court documents.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Allen J. Jewell, an operations specialist assigned to Fleet Activities Okinawa, was found guilty Friday of attempted rape of a child; attempted sexual abuse of a child through a lewd act; attempted sexual abuse of a child through indecent communication; bringing discredit to the armed forces; and indecent language.

Jewell went to an apartment Sept. 12 to commit a sexual act on a girl he believed was 8 years old, according to court documents. He arranged the meeting through someone he believed was the girl’s mother, and from Sept. 10 through Sept. 12 sent that person explicit text messages about his sexual plans for the child.

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