Tag Archive for Subic Bay Rape Case

December 4, 2006

U.S. Marine Faces 40 Years For Rape Of Filipina

Lance Corporal Daniel Smith was convicted today for the rape of a Filipina. Smith faces a 40 year prison sentence in a Filipino jail and financial restitution. Smith now sits in a Makati City jail. Believe me, a Filipino jail is nothing like our cushy American jails. IT IS PRISON. Nicole had accused Smith of […]

November 19, 2006

Subic Bay Rape Case: Verdict Only Days Away

Four U.S. Marines wait in Manila, Philippines today for a judge’s verdict that is expected to be delivered November 27th. The four men are accused of raping a filipina nicknamed Nicole (to protect her identity). I’ll post the verdict as soon as I get it. (Update 11/24/2006 3:27pm): The verdict date has been moved to […]

July 7, 2006

Nicole Suffers Breakdown: Trial Adjourned

The trial of four Marines accused of raping a Filipina was adjourned today after Nicole suffered a “breakdown”: INQ7—THE second appearance of the complainant in the Subic rape case on Friday was postponed by Judge Benjamin Pozon for Monday because she was “too distressed” to attend the hearing. Dr. June Pagaduan-Lopez told the court she […]

July 6, 2006

Subic Bay Marine Rape Case Update

A Filipino doctor has testified that Nicole “suffered injuries consistent with a sexual assault.” Lance Corporal Daniel Smith, Lance Corporal Keith Silkwood, Lance Corporal Dominic Duplantis and Staff Sergeant Chad Carpentier continue to be held by the U.S. Embassy in Manila. The Marines are accused of raping a Filipina while on shore leave at Subic […]

May 23, 2006

Latest On Philippines Case Against U.S. Marines Accused Of Rape

Lawyers prosecuting Staff Sgt. Chad Brian Carpentier and Lance Corporals Keith Silkwood, Daniel Smith and Dominic Duplantis plan to present 35 witnesses and as much evidence to prove their allegations of rape when the case goes to court. The four Marines remain under U.S. custody inside the American Embassy in Manila. Source: INQ7

January 31, 2006

Subic Bay Marine Rape Case: Custody Issues

Four U.S. Marines accused of raping a Filipino woman—Lance Corporals Daniel Smith, Keith Silkwood, Dominic Duplantis, and Staff Sergeant Chad Carpentier—remain in U.S. custody today. The Philippines has requested custody of the accused Marines but thus far the United States has declined to hand them over, angering Filipinos. Under the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) negotiated […]

December 28, 2005

Four Marines Charged With Rape In Philippines

Four U.S. marines have been charged with rape. Philippines authorities are expected to issue arrest warrants for Staff Sergeant Chad Brian Carpentier and Lance Corporals Daniel Smith, Dominic Duplantis, and Keith Silkwood next week: INQ7—The case of the alleged rape of a 22-year-old Filipino woman by US Marines at the Subic Bay Freeport is now […]

November 29, 2005

U.S. Marines Deny They Raped Filipina

Five of six U.S. Marines denied raping a 22 year old woman in counter-affidavits filed today: INQ7—”I categorically deny the allegation that I along with the other Marines in the van gang-raped [the] complainant,” Staff Sergeant Chad Bryan Carpentier said in a sworn statement submitted by his lawyer before prosecutors investigating the case. . . […]

November 28, 2005

Philippines Marine Rape Case: What Of Justice?

Six U.S. Marines are still detained inside the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines today. The Marines are accused of raping a 22 year old woman in Subic Bay on November 1st. This morning my thoughts center on justice, justice for the young woman and for the Marines accused of raping her. But I have come […]

November 25, 2005

Manila Rape Victim May Withdraw From Case Against Marines

Breaking news from the Philippine Star this evening: The Legislative Oversight Committee on the Visiting Forces Agreement (LOVFA) says the woman accusing six Marines of rape will release a supplemental affidavit in the next few days that will weaken her case. They further state that she may withdraw from the case altogether. Currently, the National […]