A U.S. soldier convicted of beating a woman unconscious one day after he arrived in South Korea was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Sgt. John R. Salois, 26, of Woonsocket, R.I., was found guilty in a Seoul criminal court of severely beating Kim Kuk-hye, a 51-year-old bar owner. The judge said the soldier deserved a stern punishment because he beat the woman, then ran away. The judge said Salois is also believed to have sexually assaulted the woman. The incident took place on May 28, a day after Salois arrived in South Korea to join the 2nd Infantry Division.