A former assistant police inspector was arrested on Thursday for sexual assault after he allegedly raped a passerby in an underground passageway in Kumamoto last Friday, police said Thursday. The suspect, identified as Hiroyuki Ouse, 46, denies the charges, and was quoted as saying, "I don't remember anything."
According to prefectural police, Ouse -- who is is now a notary public -- received a three-month pay cut in March 2007, as disciplinary action while he was working in the organized crime division after he was caught stealing at a supermarket. He voluntarily retired from the force soon after. In January 2008, he registered as a notary public with the prefecture.
This latest incident occurred on Sept 4 at around 4:10 a.m. Ouse allegedly sneaked up behind a 19 year-old woman, pinned her down, then dragged her into an underground passageway. The victim told police Ouse threatened to kill her if she screamed.© News reports