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Man, 26, accused of molesting woman in Nerima

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly molesting a woman in Nerima Ward last month, reports TBS News (Sept. 30).

At around 1:00 a.m. on August 24, Hiroyuki Oshikawa, a company employee, allegedly embraced the woman, aged in her 20s, from behind on a road as she commuted home. He then fondled her body, including her chest.

“After catching sight of the woman, I wanted to follow her,” the suspect was quoted by police. “I’ve done this before.”

Hiroyuki Oshikawa (Twitter)

Prior to the incident, Oshikawa followed the woman over a distance of about 500 meters. After committing the alleged crime, the suspect fled the scene when the victim let out a scream, police said.

Police are now investigating whether Oshikawa was behind similar incidents that have taken place in the same area.