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News | Feb. 7, 2024

Okinawa Based Soldier Sentenced to 240 Months in Prison

By The Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division

A Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division, Far East Field Office investigation has led to the conviction and sentencing of an active duty Soldier assigned to an Okinawa based U.S. Army unit.

According to court documents, Sgt. Antonio Robert Aden, 27, was charged with the rape and sexual assault of two victims in Ontario, California, and Seoul, the Republic of Korea. Aden was convicted by a jury of two counts of rape, three counts of sexual assault, and one count of aggravated assault. Aden was sentenced to 240 months in prison, a dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces, a reduction to the rank of Private (E1,) and forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

“We remain dedicated to the thorough investigation of crimes, especially the heinous crimes of rape and sexual assault” said Special Agent-in-Charge Michael DeFamio of the Army CID Far East Field Office.

“The Far East Field Office, with the aid of our law enforcement partners foreign and domestic, continually seeks to obtain justice for our Soldiers, their families, and our Army communities, that have been irrevocably affected by these crimes.”

The case was prosecuted by the newly established U.S. Army Office of Special Trial Counsel.

The Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division is the U.S. Army’s independent investigative agency and investigates crimes of serious, sensitive, fraudulent, or special interest matters with a Department of Defense nexus and a U.S. Army interest.

The Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division does not charge individuals with crimes. Army CID investigates allegations and turns official findings over to the appropriate command or legal authority for disposition and adjudication.