Prosecutors in Tokyo said Wednesday they have sent papers on six male students of Keio Univertsity over the alleged rape of a student at a university facility in Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture, last September.
According to prosecutors, the six students — aged 18-21 — were members of the Keio Advertisement Society, a group that organizes the annual Miss Keio University beauty contest each November, Fuji TV reported.
The girl, who is a minor, filed a criminal complaint, saying she was forced to drink large amounts of alcohol, including tequila, by the group, and then gang-raped. Prosecutors said the group gave alcohol to other girls as well on the night of Sept 2 at the Hayama facility.
In October, after the victim filed the criminal complaint, the university cancelled the Miss Keio beauty contest, and the Keio Advertisement Society, which had a 90-year history, was disbanded. Three of the students have been suspended since the incident.
The case came to light after weekly magazines Shukan Shinco and Shukan Bunshun reported the incident, including an allegation that the suspects filmed the assault on their smartphones.© Japan Today