Police in Saitama City said Tuesday they have arrested four firefighters on suspicion of raping an intoxicated teenager in Saitama City last November.
The suspects are employed at fire fighting unions in the same prefecture, Fuji TV reported. According to Omiya police, the suspects are Takaya Kotake, 23, Hiroyuki Kaku, 25, Shun Kato, 23, and Yuki Shimamura, 23, from the Saitama City Fire Department. All four were arrested on Monday.
The four suspects are accused of gang-raping the teenager in a karaoke booth in Saitama City before dawn on Nov 2, 2019. The underage victim had passed out after drinking alcohol at the time of the sexual assault, police said.
Police said the four suspects and the victim did not know each other. They invited the teenager, who was with a group of friends, to join them in their booth.© Japan Today