Politician was accused of sexually assaulting a female supporter at his residence in Minato Ward in 2016
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Police believe the suspect was behind 10 similar thefts aboard the JR Keihin Tohoku Line in October
Suspect allegedly used a smartphone to film up the skirt of the woman, aged in her 20s, on an escalator at JR Tokyo Station
Suspect denies the allegations, telling police, 'Whether the first case or the second case, I don't remember a thing'
Suspect told police, 'I did it due to dissatisfaction with the administration'
Politician denies the allegations, telling police, 'There was consent from the woman'
Tsutomo Sawada said, 'I forged receipts because expense money from the government ran out'
Masatoshi Ito allegedly sent the woman, 40, dozens of messages via the smartphone app Line in May
Toshiyuki Kaneda allegedly sent an email via telephone to the woman, 39, in which he said he had sought the assistance of the yakuza over repayment of the loan
Toshiyuki Kaneda allegedly wrote to the woman, 39, that he had sought the assistance of the yakuza over the repayment of a loan