IBARAKI (TR) – Ibaraki Prefectural Police on Tuesday arrested a 23-year-old college student for assaulting a woman while stealing her underwear at a karaoke parlor, reports TBS News (Aug. 19).
At around 4 a.m. on Monday, Taishi Miyamoto, a third-year student at Tsukuba University, is alleged to have followed the victim, 18, into an empty room in the parlor and hugged her. He then reached up her skirt and removed her underwear.
Miyamoto, who has been charged with sexual assault, denies the allegations. “I was drunk and I don’t remember anything,” the suspect is quoted by the Chuo Police Station.
The suspect and victim arrived at the parlor in separate parties. Prior to the incident, the woman had left her group to make a telephone call.
Security camera footage taken inside the parlor was later used to identify the suspect, who had fled the scene after the incident.