Police in Moriyama, Shiga Prefecture, have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of sexual assaulting a 21-year-old female college student in his car.
According to police, the incident occurred in a downtown area in Kusatsu City in the early hours of Oct 28, Sankei Shimbun reported. Naohide Maeda, a college student, is accused of approaching the woman as she walked along a sidewalk. The woman told police that when she refused Maeda’s advances, he grabbed her arm and forced her into his miniwagon that was parked nearby.
Police said the woman told them that Maeda then groped the lower part of her body before letting her go.
Police said that Maeda, who was arrested on Monday, has denied the charge and quoted him as saying the woman consented to what they did. The two reportedly did not know one another.© Japan Today