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Japan Post employee accused of raping woman in toilet

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male employee of Japan Post Co. over the alleged rape of a woman with whom he is acquainted in Shibuya Ward earlier this year, reports Jiji Press (July 3).

At just past midnight on March 3, Shotaro Yagi, 44, grabbed the head and arms of the woman, then 22, and brought her to a public toilet near Hatsudai Station. He is then alleged to have sexually assaulted her.

Yagi, who has been accused of coerced intercourse, admits to the allegations. “I got turned on,” the suspect was quoted by the Yoyogi Police Station.

Shotaro Yagi
Shotaro Yagi (Twitter)

Prior to the incident, the suspect and victim had been out drinking together with several other persons. The incident took place while they were walking to Hatsudai Station.

“We are now confirming the facts of the case,” a representative of Japan Post was quoted by Nippon News Network (July 3).