January 11, 1996 |
A U.S. soldier based in South Korea was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted rape after he allegedly broke into a woman's apartment, a U.S. military statement said. It said Army Pvt. Terrence Hines was in U.S. military custody after Korean police pursued him from the apartment in the Itaewon district of Seoul, which is near the country's biggest American military base. Police were called to the apartment early in the morning by a neighbor, the statement said. A total of 37,000 U.S.
October 22, 1993 |
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.
June 4, 1991 |
Militant students Monday roughed up South Korea's new prime minister, kicking him and hurling eggs and flour at him after he tried to give a lecture at a Seoul university, police and witnesses said. Government officials said that Chung Won Shik, 62, who was appointed May 24, suffered bruises but did not require hospitalization. Chung's appointment has been denounced by opposition groups, who consider him a hard-liner.
November 11, 1989 |
Prosecutors in Seoul indicted six radical students in connection with an attack on the U.S. ambassador's residence last month and ordered a nationwide manhunt for four other suspects. Government prosecutors said criminal charges were filed against Jung Chung Rae, a senior at Seoul's Konkuk University, and five others as a result of the Oct. 13 attack on the residence of U.S. Ambassador Donald Gregg in Seoul.
October 13, 1989 |
Radical students armed with firebombs and tear gas briefly occupied part of U.S. Ambassador Donald P. Gregg's residence early today before riot police dragged them out, officials said. Police said six men belonging to an "anti-U.S. death squad" scaled the walls of Gregg's residential compound and hurled tear gas at guards who tried to stop them from rushing the home.
August 25, 1989
About 50 South Korean protesters assaulted a U.S. Air Force sergeant in a provincial courtroom where he is on trial for the death of a Korean national. In a statement, Gen. Louis C. Menetrey, the senior U.S. commander, denounced the "mob attack" on Tech. Sgt. Bruce D. Harayda that took place Tuesday at the Chonju District Court, 125 miles south of Seoul. Harayda, 29, and his Korean wife were treated for minor injuries. Harayda is on trial for manslaughter in the death of Chung Pan Yong, 53.