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    US military personnel have been prohibited from spending the night in Naha, the capital of Japan's Okinawa prefecture, amid an ongoing investigation into an alleged rape of a Japanese tourist, local media reported Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Sunday, Japanese police arrested Justin Castellanos, a Navy sailor stationed at the US Marines Corps camp in the Okinawa prefecture, for allegedly sexually assaulting a tourist in Naha.

    US soldiers located in the northeastern Okinawa are banned from staying overnight in Naha and all areas south of its Camp Kinser military base, CNN said Thursday, citing a US military spokesman in Japan.

    Castellanos has reportedly denied the rape accusation.


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