Investigators seeking suspect in Yokota sexual assault
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Air Force crime investigators are asking the public to help them find a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman last weekend on base.
Yokota officials said the alleged incident occurred early Feb. 4 in Building 120, an annex of base billeting that sits across from the Yokota Officers Club and Outback restaurant.
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is handling the case, said Capt. David Westover, a 374th Airlift Wing spokesman.
“They’ve been looking into it since it happened,” he said. “Over the last 24 hours, they engaged the base leadership and public affairs office to assist in the investigation.”
The alleged victim was described only as a “female adult.” Investigators provided no other details on the assault.
It’s unknown if the alleged suspect is a civilian or in the military, according to Westover.
On Friday, base authorities released a description of the man and a composite drawing.
He is believed to be 18-22 years of age, biracial, 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 230-250 pounds with short brown hair, sideburns and a goatee.
He was last seen Feb. 3 at the Base Exchange and Yokota Enlisted Club, base officials said. Items possibly worn by the man include a white long-sleeve shirt with a long black-sleeve shirt over it, dog tags, a black ballcap with white “NY” logo, dark blue jeans and blue and white Nike Air Force One shoes.
The alleged suspect’s aliases are “Brian Tatum” and “Big Boy,” according to investigators.
Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities at DSN 225-7910.