Police in Tokyo’s Itabashi Ward have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman as she walked home in the early hours of Sept 19.
According to police, Takashi Shimizu, a company employee from Toshima Ward, came up behind the woman, who is in her 20s, as she walked home, and grabbed her breasts, Fuji TV reported. The woman broke free and called 110.
Police picked up Shimizu nearby. Police said he has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he groped the woman to relieve his stress.
Police said there have been many similar assaults in the same area this month and said Shimizu has admitted to his involvement in at least 20 of those incidents.© Japan Today