TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have re-arrested a male student at Nihon University suspected in the molestation of multiple women near his residence in Edogawa Ward, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Mar. 17).
On January 10, Kenya Fukase, a fourth-year student, allegedly fondled the lower body of the girl, a high school student, on a road as she commuted home on a road.
Fukase, who has been charged with indecent assault, admits to the allegations. “I wanted to touch her body,” the suspect is quoted by the Komatsugawa Police Station.
The suspect lives near the crime scene. He became a person of interest after he was seen tailing the girl in security camera footage taken in the area.
According TV Asahi (Mar. 17), Fukase is under investigation for about five other similar cases that have taken place in the same area since December. He is already under prosecution for the attempted indecent assault of another school girl.