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Tokyo riot police officer arrested for molesting woman on street

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A 34-year-old riot police officer employed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has been arrested for allegedly sexually molesting a woman by hugging her from behind and touching her breasts as she walked along a street in Fuchu City, Tokyo.

According to police, Yu Iseki, a senior member of the police department’s riot squad, was arrested on suspicion of indecent assault, Fuji TV reported. The incident occurred on July 13 around 12:30 a.m. on a street near Fuchu Station. The woman, who is in her 40s, was walking alone when the suspect hugged her from behind and began touching her breasts and other body parts.

The woman was able to break free and ran away and then called 110. Iseki was identified through street surveillance camera footage.

Police said Iseki had been drinking alcohol with his colleague at an izakaya (Japanese pub) in Shinjuku that night and that he has admitted to the charge.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department on Wednesday issued a statement, saying: “We will continue to thoroughly investigate the incident and strictly deal with suspect.”

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It's hilarious how so many of these blotter reports include that the perpetrator was drunk. Being drunk excuses no part of a crime.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Officer also human they have bones and sense.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

The officer is human and has bones and sense? Sure. So does the woman he molested.

Does that excuse the officer? I am curious what the point is.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Maybe he's a member of the Black Flag Battalion too.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

So a womn broke free and ran away from a riot police officer?

1 ( +3 / -2 )

The finest of the finest!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

The Japanese police motto: “To protect and serve (yourself)”

“We will continue to thoroughly investigate the incident and strictly deal with suspect.”

Oh, so they need to investigate further because the street security cameras aren’t enough proof. No doubt his strictly dealt punishment will be a 10% pay cut for three months. He should be looking at two to three years in the slammer for indecent assault.

Being drunk is part of the offense, not an excuse. If these flips cannot control themselves after a few drinks they should not be drinking at all

7 ( +7 / -0 )

I bet he doesn't lose his job, he'll get a pay cut for a couple of months. He should be sent to trial about this.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

The officer is human as the rest of us, however they are held to a higher standard. Don't' ya think?

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

The officer is human as the rest of us, however they are held to a higher standard. Don't' ya think?

Um, yeah, of course they are. They are charged with enforcing the law, and therefore there is a higher expectation on them to not break it. You act as if there is something strange about that.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

that is heartwarming

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Yeah. It's a riot.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

No "I was drunk and I didn't remember anything" line? What a surprise!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

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