The Rodong Sinmun, a newspaper published by the ruling party in North Korea, has stated that "the US forces in South Korea are infected with an abnormal sexual desire and sexual abuses are part of their daily routine".

The comments were made in relation to a case where a young US private is in jail awaiting trial for raping a 67-year-old woman. The paper also said that the south would not obtain social or human rights progress while the "occupation" continued.

The United States has had troops stationed in South Korea since the end of the Korean war. Currently 29,500 troops are stationed there. Sporadic crimes and accidents over the years have raised anti-American sentiment in the region.

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