A 23-year-old Tuskuba University student has been arrested on sexual assault charges after he forcibly removed an 18-year-old woman's underwear at a karaoke establishment.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 4 a.m. on Monday. Sankei Shimbun reported that the student, Taishi Miyamoto, and the woman had come to the karaoke parlor in separate groups and did not know each other.
The woman went into an empty room to make a phone call and Miyamoto followed her in. She told police that he hugged her, then put his hand up her dress, removed her underwear and then left.
Miyamoto was quoted by police as saying he was drunk and can't remember anything he did that night.
Police said they are also questioning Miyamoto over an incident in February in which a man threatened a woman on the street and demanded she hand over her underwear.© Japan Today