Sounds like this private has been listening to the barrack lawyers:
One of six U.S. soldiers accused of harassing a Korean woman on a subway train earlier this year has requested a formal trial.
Pvt. Damian Roedl, 20, was fined the equivalent of almost $1,000 by summary order for “insult/indecent act by compulsion/assault,” according to the 2nd Infantry Division. But he believes he is not guilty and the fine is too large, a Uijeongbu District Court official said. His case is scheduled to be heard Aug. 19. [Stars & Stripes]
You can read more at the link but this guy should be happy with receiving roughly a $1,000 fine. Like I figured this case would turn out, the authorities did not have evidence to back up the initial claims that the soldiers surrounded this woman and molested her on the subway. So they wait a while, let the Korean media cycle pass, and then hit them with a lesser charge and fine. By asking for a trial this soldier could cause this incident to regain Korean media attention. In most cases going to trial in South Korea is just a determination of how guilty you are, not whether you are innocent or not as he is likely thinking.