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Five US marines have been detained in the Philippines, accused of raping a local woman.
The woman, 22, was allegedly raped by troops who were in the Philippines for joint military exercises.
Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo said he was "deeply concerned" about the claims, and the US embassy in Manila said it took the report very seriously.
Analysts say the incident could fuel local opposition to America's military presence in the Philippines.
BAMBERG, Germany -- A U.S. Army chaplain was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison after pleading guilty at his court-martial to three counts of forcible sodomy against enlisted men.
Capt. Gregory Arflack, 44, a Roman Catholic priest serving as a chaplain with the 279th Base Support Battalion, also pleaded guilty to three counts of committing an indecent act, two counts of fraternization with enlisted service members and one count of conduct unbecoming an officer.
The court-martial took place in Bamberg, Germany, where Arflack's unit is based.