A second year public high school student was arrested in Edogawa Ward on Jan 6, accused of assault and making threats after he put a box cutter to the back of an undercover policewoman, police said Tuesday.
The 17-year-old student and resident of Edogawa Ward is accused of putting the cutter to the plain-clothed female officer’s back and telling her to be quiet if she didn’t want to die, during the incident which happened about 11:30 p.m. Another officer in the vicinity saw what was happening and apprehended the boy. Police said the boy has admitted to the allegations and told them he intended to take her to the nearby park and sexually assault her.
Police also said three women had been assaulted in the area in late December and early January, and had sent undercover officers to patrol the area. Police conducted a DNA test on the boy and found his DNA matched that of evidence collected from a woman assaulted in the nearby park on Dec 30, and will refer him to prosecutors on a charge of rape.© News reports