A 27-year-old has been arrested for sexually assaulting a woman eight years ago in Tokyo’s Nakano Ward.
According to police, the suspect lives in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture and was 19 at the time of the crime, which means he was a minor and cannot be named, Sankei Shimbun reported.
In July of 2011, the man is accused of assaulting the woman in her 20s as she walked home. The victim told police the man called her cute and then followed her around for about 300 meters before grabbing her from behind. He pressed a knife against her neck and dragged her onto the premises of a building, where he raped her after threatening to cut her throat with a knife if she resisted.
According to police, the two did not know each other.
Police found that DNA left on the woman’s clothing matched that of the suspect who was recently arrested for another case. However, the suspect is denying the charge and claims to have no recollection of the incident.© Japan Today