Police in Tokyo have arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicion of sexual assault after he allegedly drugged a woman in her 30s with sleeping pills last November.
According to police, Hiroshi Kawai, a company employee living in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, is accused of mixing sleeping pills in an alcoholic beverage as he and the woman sat at a booth table at a restaurant in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward on the night of Nov 19, Kyodo News reported. He then offered the spiked drink to the unsuspecting woman whom he had met on a dating app.
Police said that after the woman became drowsy, Kawai kissed her and committed indecent acts on her in the restaurant.
According to Tsukiji Police Station, the woman filed a report about the incident several days later. Police kept a watch on Kawai and on Feb 4, he attempted to sexually assault another woman by mixing sleeping pills in her food and beverages at a restaurant. An investigator observed Kawai’s actions and asked him to come to the police station for voluntary questioning.
Police said they found several photos of naked women on a smartphone confiscated from Kawai.
Following his arrest on Monday, Kawai has told police he won’t say anything until he confers with his lawyer.© Japan Today
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I googled, saw the link you are referring to, and it says: "Some of Tokyo’s entertainment and nightlife districts — in particular, the Roppongi and Kabukicho areas".... so clearly they are referring to the dodgy bars that those infamous touts in those areas try to drag you to. Easy to avoid with a bit of common sense. It is huge jump from that to the claim of "a problem in Tokyo". As always, perspective matters.
Another classy creep from a dating app. When will women realize it’s just too risky to date guys from dating apps. I’m sure a large percentage are legitimate but there also seems to be a lot creeps using these apps to find victims. A bit if advice for the girls, don’t go on dates with strangers alone. Take a friend or several friends.
WilliBToday 06:37 pm JST
Sorry, what? Drink spiking in Roppongi and Kabukicho somehow don't count towards the total number and somehow shouldn't be considered a problem, even though in those cases people were harmed? I think you care more about protecting Japan's reputation as a "safety country" than you care about being being hurt.
It is a double crime of drugging and sexual assault and often rape.
This guy watches too many US tv shows if he thinks he's getting a lawyer. He has hard evidence on his phone and thinks he's getting away?
""Following his arrest on Monday, Kawai has told police he won’t say anything until he confers with his lawyer.""
Fair enough! but then be prepared for the outcome.
The Police actually did some work?
Human garbage, deserve gallows..
There’s some lessons to be learned from here.
If you don't accept a drink from a steanger, it is the same for an unknown person met through a dating app.
Lindsay is right : If I were a woman I would never start that way at least not alone.
How the hell does this mutt commit indecent acts in a restaurant with no one noticing???
Jonathan PrinToday 04:56 am JST
This is victim-blaming. If men didn't use drugs to rape women, women would not get raped.
And in this particular case, the man put drugs into a drink she had ordered herself.
It takes only s second for someone to drop something into a drink. A slight distraction, someone looking at their phone or looking away - it is not her fault, she did nothing wrong, and the man is 100% to blame.
I immediately looked up at the sky to see if pigs were flying..
As usual, a comment without facts. Let me correct you there, girl :
An exert from the link provided :