TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 34-year-old Ghanaian male in the attempted rape of a woman in Shibuya Ward earlier this month, reports Nippon News Network (Apr. 27).
On the night of April 4, the Ghanaian, a resident of Saitama Prefecture, called out to the woman, aged in her 20s, near JR Shibuya Station. He then took her to nearby Yoyogi Park and allegedly attempted to rape her.
The Ghanaian denies the charges, according to police.
The suspect has lived in Japan for about 10 years but cannot speak Japanese. In bringing the victim to the park, he falsely told her, via hand gestures and the presentation of a photograph, that he was a famous American musician, according to TV Asahi (Apr. 27).
The suspect became a person of interest for police after an examination of security camera footage and an analysis of evidence left behind at the crime scene, according to Fuji News Network (Apr. 27).