Police in Gunma said Monday that a police officer has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a university student.
According to investigators, the officer, who has been named as 24-year-old Hideki Tsukui, was stationed at Takasaki police station in Gunma Prefecture. On Sunday morning at about 3 a.m., Tsukui allegedly pushed the 21-year-old woman off her bicycle as she rode past and attempted to lift up her skirt, Fuji TV reported. The woman sustained minor injuries to her legs in the attack, police said.
During questioning, Tsukui was quoted as saying he wanted to touch a young woman's body, Fuji reported.
A similar crime took place around an hour and 40 minutes later, roughly 400 meters away, in which a 19-year-old girl was pushed off her bike, police said. Tsukui is being questioned about his involvement in the second incident.© Japan Today