SEOUL (AFP) - A South Korean court Tuesday jailed a US soldier for 10 years for the "sadistic and perverted" rape of a teenager, a case which prompted an apology from a top US diplomat. The private was sentenced for raping the 18-year-old multiple times at Dongducheon city, which hosts the US Second Infantry Division base and is near the border with North Korea. "As the accused satisfied his sexual desire in a sadistic and perverted manner for three hours, the victim suffered fear and humiliation," the court said in its judgement quoted by Yonhap news agency.