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Man arrested over robbery and sexual assault of woman in hotel room

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A 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting and robbing a woman in her 20s in a hotel in Tokyo last month.

Police said Masahide Namba, a barber from Mitaka City in Tokyo, approached the woman on the street near Okubo Park in the Kabukicho district of Shinjuku on May 27, and lured her to a hotel by promising to pay her money, NHK reported.

Police said that as soon as they were in the hotel room, Namba threatened the woman with a knife, saying he would kill her if she didn't do as he said. He stole tens of thousands of yen in cash from the woman and then allegedly sexually assaulted her between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. He also took a photo of the woman's ID with his smartphone.

Namba emerged as a suspect after police analyzed surveillance camera footage. He was detained near Toyoko Tower on Sunday night. Police said Namba has denied the charge and quoted him as saying, “I don’t remember doing such a thing.”

According to police, there have been several similar cases in the Kabukicho area, mainly in summer last year. At that time, there were a series of posts on social networking sites warning of a man with a knife threatening women around Okubo Park.

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approached the woman on the street near Okubo Park in the Kabukicho district of Shinjuku on May 27, and lured her to a hotel by promising to pay her money,

There is no doubt that she is a victim here, but “come to a hotel with me and I’ll give you money” might be likely to work on some of those prone to being gullible, or I have a feeling she is more than a victim.

2 ( +20 / -18 )

So she agreed to go to the hotel with him for sex, then got robbed.

-4 ( +18 / -22 )

They both danced with the Devil. This is what happens.

-14 ( +10 / -24 )

Namba has denied the charge and quoted him as saying, “I don’t remember doing such a thing.”

Don't remember, that magic phrase come out again.

-13 ( +13 / -26 )

She was no doubt one of those prostitutes standing on the street near Okubo Park. There are lots of them these days.

-14 ( +16 / -30 )

Yet, another creep. However, it would seem the woman is not totally without sin too.

-10 ( +11 / -21 )

Preying on the vulnerable is despicable. The woman wouldn't have been there in the first place if she wasn't in desperate circumstances.

-1 ( +16 / -17 )

There might be room for believing his story - as long as he did not have a photo of her ID on his phone. There simply is no reason for that other than to threaten her into silence or into more sex/violence.

This one stinks (guy is most likely guilty)

-8 ( +6 / -14 )

I don't like it when people threaten and rob prostitutes.

-6 ( +11 / -17 )

Namba emerged as a suspect after police analyzed surveillance camera footage

Did they find if there was a girl too and it was her in that/any footage?

-13 ( +1 / -14 )

a barber

gone bad

-13 ( +1 / -14 )

You guys really need to knock off the victim blaming and the victim shaming.

A woman was raped and robbed. None of that is her fault.

5 ( +22 / -17 )

Agreed. It was completely unavoidable. Terrible.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

I think he was robbing hookers. Still, she was raped and robbed. Throw him in jail. Next time pay her!

1 ( +10 / -9 )

She sounds like a lady of the night, however nothing can condone what the beastly man has done. He is a menace to society and a huge danger to women. These wicked fiends often escalate their crimes to murder, lucky he has been caught isn’t it.

-7 ( +6 / -13 )

You guys really need to knock off the victim blaming and the victim shaming.

A woman was raped and robbed. None of that is her fault.

Who was blaming her? Some have expressed that she made bad choices, but that the guy was in the wrong.

-3 ( +9 / -12 )

Tricking ain't easy. Keep your money close and your pimp or Louisville Slugger closer.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

owzerToday  04:25 pm JS

Who was blaming her?

*Some have expressed that she made bad choices, **but that the guy was in the wrong.*

You just defined it right there, so you can stop pretending you don’t know what it is.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Yet, another creep. However, it would seem the woman is not totally without sin too.

Is anyone?

5 ( +5 / -0 )

To jail with that scumbag..

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