Police in Tokyo have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman in the elevator of her apartment building in May.
According to police, Kazuya Takahashi, a restaurant employee residing in Edogawa Ward, followed the woman, who is in her 20s, from Nishi-Kasai Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line for about 20 minutes before midnight to her apartment, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said he got on the elevator with the woman and groped her breasts.
However, the woman resisted and Takahashi fled as soon as the elevator door opened. Police said Takahashi emerged as a suspect after they reviewed the apartment building's surveillance camera footage of the incident.
Policer said Takahashi has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he was initially looking for women who appeared to be easy targets for video voyeurism. He also told police he had filmed up another woman’s skirt and “touched her body as well.”© Japan Today