Police in Tokyo have arrested a 47-year-old man on suspicion of sexual assaulting an intoxicated woman in August.
According to police, Hiroshi Hayakawa, a company employee residing in Kawasaki, groped the woman, who is in her 30s, in an apartment building bike parking lot in Ota Ward at around 4 a.m. on Aug 29, Sankei Shimbun reported. The woman told police that the suspect grabbed her breasts and buttocks.
Police said Hayakawa has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he was heading home from an izakaya (Japanese pub) when he noticed a drunk woman staggering around JR Kamata Station.
He followed the woman to her apartment building and approached her. When Hayakawa reportedly said, “Let’s go have some fun,” she jabbed him with her elbow. However, he ignored her rejection.
Police said Hayakawa, who was identified after an analysis of street surveillance camera footage, told them: “Since the woman was drunk, I didn’t think she would resist.”© Japan Today