Warning: this report contains explicit language. The first in a cascade of U. Navy investigations into sailors accused of trafficking, housing and pimping female prostitutes in the Middle East can be traced back to June and a string of sex-charged encrypted text messages between a sailor in Bahrain and a Thai prostitute he met on the island. Littlejohn had texted the woman on June 4, , according to Navy court records. But the woman, Lin Raiwest, was more than just another prostitute. In return, Raiwest gave him her passport as collateral.
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NCIS probes revealed evidence that U. Navy efforts to hold sailors accountable for crimes involving prostitutes suffered from a recurring problem: the failure to get the Thai prostitutes into a military courtroom to testify. Calvin Halfacre remains in the brig because he got "the punishment he deserves," the judges wrote. Chief Logistics Specialist Calvin Halfacre pleaded guilty last year to paying three Thai prostitutes for sex while stationed in Bahrain, but the initial sexual assault charges were dropped. The query comes after a series of Military Times stories about sailor trafficking on the Middle Eastern island. An NCIS agent claims that most foreign women on Bahrain are trafficked there, and they are looking to get intel they can sell. A teen prostitute in Bahrain and the sailor who wanted to save her At 18, Mary began roaming the bars and clubs outside of Naval Support Activity Bahrain, looking for U.
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A military appellate court has upheld the conviction of a former U. Navy chief who pleaded guilty last year to sex crimes that occurred while he was stationed in Bahrain. The case of former Chief Logistics Specialist Calvin Halfacre was one of a rash of sex and trafficking cases involving Thai women and sailors stationed on the Middle Eastern island in That year, three women working as prostitutes accused Halfacre of brutally raping them in his off-base apartment.
Judging by his text messages, then-Quartermaster 3rd Class Kenneth Olaya had taken to the darker side of Navy life in Bahrain by December The Thai women were everywhere, just waiting to be bought. Olaya would later become one of at least 15 Navy members — including several officers and chiefs — charged or disciplined in connection to a rash of sex crimes against Thai women in Bahrain in The texts initially revealed a young sailor coming up short when financing such rendezvouses, or at least professing as much. NCIS probes revealed evidence that U.