Police in Tokyo said Sunday they have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of extortion after he threatened a woman whom he met through a matchmaking site and demanded she give him money.
According to police, the incident occurred on Aug 14. The suspect, Yuta Ozawa, whose occupation and address are unknown, and the 29-year-old woman came into contact with each other through an online dating site in June and agreed to meet at a hotel in Tokyo's Suginami Ward.
Police said Ozawa passed himself off as Sengo Akatsuki, the president of an investment company, when he corresponded with the woman. However, when they met, he threatened her, saying that his father was a member of the Yamaguchi crime syndicate. He also filmed her naked. After that, police said Ozawa demanded she come with him in a taxi where he made her hand over her purse which contained about 20,000 yen and some credit cards.
Police said Ozawa, who has pleaded not guilty, is suspected of extorting money from several other women under similar circumstances.© Japan Today