Verdict expected this month for civilian worker charged in Misawa hotel assault

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John Roko Lee, 41, an Army contractor working at Shariki Communication Site, Japan, is accused of injuring a Japanese woman working at the Misawa Inn on Nov. 29, 2016. SCREENSHOT FROM AIR FORCE INNS
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John Roko Lee, 41, an Army contractor working at Shariki Communication Site, Japan, is accused of injuring a Japanese woman working at the Misawa Inn on Nov. 29, 2016. SCREENSHOT FROM AIR FORCE INNS

Verdict expected this month for civilian worker charged in Misawa hotel assault

by: Tyler Hlavac and Hana Kusumoto | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: July 14, 2017

A verdict is expected later this month for an Army contractor facing assault and weapons charges stemming from a “physical altercation” at Misawa Air Base, Japan.

John Roko Lee, 41, an employee at Shariki Communication Site, is accused of injuring a Japanese woman working at the Misawa Inn on Nov. 29.

The Aomori District Public Prosecutors’ Office told Stars and Stripes on Thursday that it believes Lee hurt the employee and threatened her with a knife. He was charged in March with causing bodily injury and violations of the “Act on Punishment of Physical Violence and Others” and the “Firearms and Swords Control Law,” an office spokesman said.

The prosecutors’ office said Lee’s hearing has finished and a verdict will be read on July 27, along with sentencing if found guilty.

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