US Navy Reviewing Japan Base Rules After Alleged Rape By Oklahoma Sailor

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 1:23 pm
By: News On 6

A Muskogee sailor remains in Japanese custody awaiting trial on the island of Okinawa.  Meanwhile, the military says a policy limiting the freedom of sailors on the island are under review.

Police allege Petty Officer 3rd Class Skyler Dozierwalker of Muskogee and a sailor from Athens, Texas, raped and robbed a local woman in her 20's earlier this month outside her apartment building.

Dozierwalker was temporarily deployed to Japan with his unit, the VR-59 reserve air detachment based at the Joint Naval Air Station in Fort Worth.

Okinawa Police says he was staying at an off-base hotel and reportedly drinking before the alleged rape took place.

Last week, Dozierwalker reportedly confessed to taking part in the rape.

10/18/2012 Related Story: Muskogee Sailor Reportedly Confesses To Raping Woman In Okinawa

The Associated Press contributed to this report.