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SEOUL — South Korean police forwarded aggravated assault charges against a U.S. soldier to the Seoul Sebu District Prosecutor’s office last week, officials confirmed Friday.

Pfc. Christopher Myers, 20, of the 435th Medical Detachment, is accused of slashing Seoul American High School student Jasmyn Chambers with a broken bottle outside a Hongdae bar Feb. 25 at 4:30 a.m., according to South Korean and military police reports.

Myers also faces charges U.S. Forces Korea filed in March of violating curfew, underage drinking and aggravated assault.

The Seoul Sebu District Prosecutor’s Office received the aggravated assault charge from South Korean police on April 3. The prosecutor’s office is reviewing the charges but remained noncommittal.

“It is not clear now whether or when the defendant will formally be prosecuted with charge of violation of law for aggravated assault,” said the prosecutor, Kweon Jung-hun.

Meyers told South Korean police that he threw the bottle but said he was not aiming at Chambers, said Detective Lee hui-du of the Seoul Mapo Police Station foreign affairs section.

Lee said that after examining Chambers’ scars, police did not believe Myers.

Chambers, 18, required about 80 stitches on her nose, forehead and cheek after the incident.

“From what Jasmyn said, there was no doubt about his intentions,” her father, Jim Chambers, said Friday during an phone interview. “What his thought process was, I can’t imagine.”

Myers’ blood alcohol level tested at 0.05 about an hour after the incident, according to military police reports.

Jasmyn Chambers was out of South Korea on a school field trip Friday. In an earlier interview, she said she went with a friend to a popular monthly club event in Hongdae, an area off-limits to servicemembers.

When they left Stompers nightclub, a man with whom the friend had been playing pool followed, demanding $40.

Chambers said Myers, while holding the bottle, encouraged the two to fight. She said she feared he would become violent and asked him for the bottle.

Myers then drew an imaginary line and told her if she crossed it, he would hit her with the bottle, Chambers said.

When she persisted, Myers followed through with his threat, she said.

The bottle slashed a two-inch gash through her nose, down to the bone. Jagged fragments did further damage.

She plans to have laser surgery soon on her face, her father said.

“The cuts are healing up pretty well,” he said. “We’re also looking at a pretty effective treatment for minimizing scars.”

On Feb. 28, U.S. Forces Korea’s Area II also filed for an “administrative action” against Chambers because she admitted kicking and scratching her assailant while trying to stop him from fleeing into a taxi, according to military police.

Area II can impose a punishment ranging from reprimand to barring her from Area II, effectively kicking her out of the country.

No action has been taken so far, her father said.

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