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Host not prosecuted for threatening to sexually assault male customer

TOKYO (TR) – Prosecutors have announce the non-prosecution of a 40-year-old bar host at a club in Shinjuku Ward of threatening to sexually assault a male customer in collecting a bill, reports TBS News (August 5).

In June, Kuninobu Take allegedly forced the customer, aged in his 20s, to the suspect’s residence. He then allegedly threatened to sexually assault the customer over an unpaid bill. He also was accused of stealing the victim’s driver’s license.

Take denied the allegations upon his arrest last month. “I did not threaten [the victim],” the suspect was quoted by police, “and I kept the driver’s license for collateral for the unpaid money.”

On Monday, prosecutors with the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office announced the non-prosecution of Take, who was accused of attempted coerced intercourse.

Kuninobu Take
Kuninobu Take

The victim reportedly owed the suspect 50,000 yen for a bill accrued at the club. “If you do not pay, I’ll get you into bed,” the suspect allegedly said.

After the incident, the victim fled the residence and reported the matter to police.