Two U.S. sailors will be tried for the rape last month of a woman on the island of Okinawa, Japan's Kyodo news agency said Tuesday.

The service members, both 23, were arrested Oct. 16 on suspicion of accosting and sexually assaulting a young woman in a parking lot.

One of the sailors was also indicted for stealing 7,000 yen ($67) in cash from the victim, who received significant injuries in the attack.

The defendants, who are permanently stationed at a base in Fort Worth, Texas, were staying at a U.S. Air Force installation in Okinawa while en route to Guam.

The alleged rape is only the latest in a series of incidents and accidents associated with the presence of 26,000 U.S. service members in Okinawa.

The sailors' arrest prompted U.S. commanders to impose a night-time curfew on all American military personnel in Japan.

But the restriction didn't stop a drunken U.S. serviceman from entering a private apartment in Okinawa last Thursday night and striking a teenage boy.

Resentment in Okinawa over the foreign military presence has been strong for years.

The most serious episode was in 1995, when three U.S. servicemen abducted and raped a 12-year-old girl. EFE