Police in Tokyo’s Suginami Ward on Wednesday charged a 27-year-old man with indecent assault for forcibly kissing a woman in March. The suspect, Kotaro Abe, who was arrested in mid-June on a separate assault charge, was quoted by police as saying he had done the same thing to women at least 10 times in the past few years, Sankei Shimbun reported.
According to police, Abe rode his bicycle up behind a woman in her 20s as she walked home from work at around 10:30 p.m. on March 20. He forced the woman to the ground, kissed and groped her and then fled.
Police said Abe — a former company employee — was arrested in June for sexually assaulting another woman after being identified through street surveillance camera footage.© Japan Today