A 43-year-old man has been arrested for confining a woman in his apartment for a week in Tokyo's Toshima Ward.
According to police, the 22-year-old woman, who is from Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, was found with her hands and feet bound by wire, inside a closet in Junichi Watanabe's apartment, at around 8 a.m. on Monday, Sankei reported.
Police said the woman had been confined in the first-floor apartment for one week. She was rescued after a passerby heard her screaming for help and alerted police.
Watanabe turned himself in at a police "koban" on Monday afternoon.
The woman told police she first met Watanabe on an Internet dating site in January and that they met a few times. But she became uneasy about him and stopped seeing him. Police said Watanabe called the woman, pretending to be one of her friends, and arranged a meeting at 9:30 p.m. on June 1 outside JR Kawaguchi Station. When the woman got there, Watanabe talked her into getting into his car, then he bound her arms, legs and mouth with tape and put a bag over her head, before taking her to his apartment.© Japan Today