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Real estate exec accused of molesting drunk woman

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a real estate executive over the alleged molestation of an intoxicated woman earlier this month, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Nov. 11).

Early on November 6, Kota Ikeda, the 45-year-old president of a real estate company, allegedly fondled the chest and lower body of the woman, aged in her 20s, inside a residence in Shinjuku Ward.

Ikeda, who has been accused of quasi-indecent assault, denies the allegations. “[The acts] were consensual,” the suspect was quoted by the Shinjuku Police Station.

Kota Ikeda (Twitter)

The night before the incident, Ikeda met the victim at a gokon matchmaking party. Afterward, the woman instructed a taxi driver to take her home. However, the suspect directed the driver to the residence in Shinjuku.

After the incident, the woman consulted with police.

Ikeda regularly appears as a commentator on television programs.