Police said Friday they have arrested a man for assault after he broke into an apartment and cut off a sleeping woman's underwear.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Yoshiaki Kurosaka, a 33-year-old advertising company employee, broke into the apartment of a 30-year-old woman in Tokyo's Toshima Ward at around 6:45 a.m. on Sept 21. TBS quoted police as saying that he crept into the woman's bedroom and cut off her underwear with a pair of scissors. The woman awoke screaming in fright, prompting her assailant to flee.
Police were able to identify Kurosaka from surveillance camera footage of him leaving the apartment block, TBS reported.
Police said that although Kurosaka admitted to breaking into the woman's apartment, he has denied any intent to commit sexual assault. He was quoted as saying, "I don't remember even touching her."
The woman told police she had never met Kurosaka.© Japan Today