Via JoeC in the comments section comes this update from the Stars & Stripes on the USFK Soldier arrested for the beating and attempted rape of a 64 year old grandma in Dongducheon:
A U.S. soldier will stand trial in South Korean court for allegedly breaking into the home of an elderly couple near Camp Casey in February and attempting to rape the woman, according to South Korean court officials.Pvt. Lloyd Daniel, 19, of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, was charged Tuesday with attempted robbery and rape, injury resulting from rape, bodily injury resulting from robbery and larceny, American and South Korean officials confirmed. He is being held in a Seoul correctional facility and will be tried in Uijeongbu District Court as early as April, although a date has not be set, according to South Korean officials. [Stars & Stripes]
You can read more about this case at the link, but something the S&S reporter missed that JoeC did notice was that Lloyd was convicted in a Korean court in February for “intrusion upon human habitation”. According to the S&S article this guy has been in country for 3 months and has committed the same type of crime twice with the later crime even involving a rape. Not only did he try to rape the woman, he severely beat the elderly couple with a piece of lumber. He also stole the woman’s cell phone, which a prior case has shown may actually give him more time in jail than the rape.
Doing a quick online search of Lloyd Daniel I was able to find a person of the same name who enlisted into the Army from Micronesia that would be the same age as the Lloyd Daniel in this rape case. Ironically in the article he had this to say about why he joined the Army:
Also, Lloyd feels a sense of debt to America: “The US has been here helping out our island in many ways, so I feel that we, as Micronesians, must return the favor.” [Christian Science Monitor]
If this is the same guy, this is some way to payback the US. Unrelated to this story, but the Christian Science Monitor article was widely repeated on all the usual liberal sites accusing the US military of a poverty draft and lying to get impoverished people into the Army. This is all of course not true, but when has facts mattered to these people.
Anyway back to the subject at hand, I am willing to bet that this guy will do 5+ years in a Korean jail for this crime considering he is a multiple offender who committed such a violent and despicable crime.