Police have arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a teenage girl after he broke into her apartment in Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward in January.
According to police, Tatsuya Hagiwara, a company employee, managed to enter the victim’s apartment at around 3 p.m. on Jan 27 by pretending to be an employee for a condominium management company, Fuji TV reported. Police said he carried a tablet device in one hand and told the girl who was home alone at the time, that he was conducting a facility inspection.
Police said Hagiwara, who is already under arrest for a similar offense, has partially denied the charge, saying he only touched the girl on the shoulder. He was quoted as saying he would spot girls during his commute and follow them to find out where they lived and when they might be alone.
Police are questioning him about his involvement in several other reported assaults.© Japan Today