Sailor arrested aboard USS Ronald Reagan on child sexual assault charges
By CAITLIN DOORNBOS | STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 20, 2019
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The U.S. Marshals Service and Naval Criminal Investigative Service arrested a USS Ronald Reagan sailor aboard the aircraft carrier on child sexual assault charges out of Nevada, according to KTNV Las Vegas.
Fireman Apprentice Sakari D. Macrae-Hodgin, an electrician’s mate, was booked Wednesday into the Clark County Detention Center on four counts of sexual assault against a child less than 14 years old and one count of incest, according to his booking record. His bond is set at $500,000.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that court records allege the crimes took place in North Las Vegas. Further details of the allegations were unavailable Friday.
KTNV said a Marshals Service press release listed Macrae-Hodgin’s age as 20, but the booking report said he is 22.
The arrest happened while the Ronald Reagan was in its Yokosuka homeport for a brief mid-deployment break from Aug. 24-Sept. 14. The exact date of Macrae-Hodgin’s arrest was unclear.
The press release said the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, after learning Macrae-Hodgin was on the aircraft carrier, enlisted the Marshals Service Offender Predator Apprehension Team to arrest him in Japan, according to KTNV.
The Navy is cooperating with the investigation.
The U.S. Marshals Service and Las Vegas police did not immediately respond to requests for comment.