Kadena civilian employee arrested on suspicion of rape
Okinawan police arrested a 34-year-old U.S. civilian base employee on suspicion of raping an Okinawan woman in her home Aug. 22.
Dag Allen Thompson, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service car salesman on Kadena Air Base, was taken into custody at his home in Naha’s Nakaima District Friday morning for trespassing and allegedly raping the woman, who is in her 20s. The woman’s home is in Chatan, near Kadena Air Base.
The incident occurred at 1:50 a.m. while the woman was sleeping.
Police said a man entered the woman’s apartment through an unlocked front door and then raped her. An August police report said the woman left her door unlocked for a relative who lives with her.
The woman reportedly told police that she saw the man’s face from the light on her cell phone.
Police said the attacker was described as white, approximately 40 years old, with curly brown hair.
Upon receiving the description, Okinawa police turned to U.S. military police to help find the attacker.
An Okinawan police spokesman could not comment on the details of how they came to suspect Thompson and if working with the military helped with the arrest.