Police have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of raping a girl three years ago.
Fumiki Takahashi, an unemployed man from Tokyo’s Koto Ward, is accused of breaking into the apartment of a then-17-year-old girl in the middle of the night on Sept 7, 2014, raping her and hitting her in the face, Sankei Shimbun reported. Following the crime, Takahashi fled the scene, but left DNA traces behind. Police had been since looking for the perpetrator, but to no avail.
A breakthrough came in June when Takahashi was arrested on a separate robbery charge and his DNA matched that of a sample collected from the woman’s apartment.
Takahashi has reportedly told police he has no recollection of the rape.© Japan Today