A 27-year-old Fukuoka prefectural police officer has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman, resulting in bodily injury.
The suspect, Shoji Meno, a senior officer of the Juvenile Division at Kasuga police station, allegedly pushed a woman in her 20s to the floor and sexually assaulted her in his apartment in Fukuoka City at around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Sankei Shimbun reported.
According to police, Meno and the woman met through an online dating app. Wednesday was the first time they met in person.
After the assault, the woman fled from Meno’s apartment when she had a chance and called 110. Police said she suffered slight injuries.
Meno has denied the charge of rape and was quoted by police as saying “I did not force her.”© Japan Today