Tokyo cops nab auditor in molestation of woman in elevator

Suspect followed victim into her apartment building

Kentaro Sano allegedly fondled the body of a woman in an elevator in Ota Ward
Kentaro Sano allegedly fondled the body of a woman in an elevator in Ota Ward

TOKYO (TR) – After seeking assistance from the public, Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 28-year-old auditor in the molestation of a woman in Ota Ward, reports TBS News (Sept. 16).

Last month, police received an anonymous tip following the public release of surveillance camera footage showing a man who grabbed the woman, 23, from behind and fondled the upper half of her body inside an elevator as she returned home on July 3 at 12:30 a.m.

The tipster indicated that the man “looked like an acquaintance.” Police subsequently arrested Kentaro Sano, a resident of Shinagawa Ward, on charges of indecent assault.  

Sano admits to the allegations.

Just prior to the incident, Sano followed the victim into her apartment building and entered the elevator with her.

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