facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Accused U.S. Army deserter may surrender

Sept. 1, 2004 at 3:57 PM   |   Comments

TOKYO, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier accused of defecting to North Korea nearly 40 years ago said Wednesday he will soon report to a U.S. military base in Japan to face charges.

"I will soon voluntarily face the charges against me by the U.S. Army," Charles Robert Jenkins said in a statement issued through the Japanese government, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Jenkins said he would report to the U.S. base at Camp Zama, south of Tokyo, "to begin the process that will bring closure to my pending legal situation."

Jenkins has been in a Tokyo hospital since mid-July, when he arrived with his Japanese wife and their two daughters, Japanese officials said Jenkins was suffering from stress and fatigue and could not be turned over to U.S. officials in that condition.

The Army has charged him with four military crimes, including deserting in January 1965 to North Korea while he was serving in South Korea.

© 2004 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest
2
[UPDATE] Two Calif. deputies killed, two others shot [UPDATE] Two Calif. deputies killed, two others shot
3
Lauren Hill's cancer won't stop teen from playing basketball Lauren Hill's cancer won't stop teen from playing basketball
4
Picasso Museum to reopen after five years Picasso Museum to reopen after five years
5
Health care worker monitored for Ebola in New Jersey Health care worker monitored for Ebola in New Jersey
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback