Police in Tokyo have arrested a 56-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s in her apartment last month.
Police said Bunichi Hirano, who works for Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp, has admitted to the charge and said he targeted the woman in advance, Sankei Shimbun reported.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 7 p.m. on April 24 in the woman’s apartment in Shinagawa Ward. The woman told police she had just entered her apartment when a man, wearing a mask and cap, forced his way in right behind her, bound her hands with tape and sexually assaulted her. He then took her smartphone and left.
The woman freed her hands and ran outside where she sought help from a passerby.
Police said Hirano was able to gain access to the building through a stairwell where he waited until the woman was unlocking the door to her apartment.
Police said Hirano was identified after an analysis of surveillance camera footage outside the building.© Japan Today