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Tokyo: Man, 39, accused of raping woman in Kunitachi residence

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 39-year-old man over the alleged rape of a woman at her residence in Kunitachi City earlier this year, reports Kyodo News (Mar. 11).

At around 4:00 a.m. on February 15, Kuniaki Uoka, a company employee, trespassed into the residence of the woman, aged in her 20s, as she slept.

“Don’t make a sound or I’ll kill you,” he reportedly threatened the woman while wielding a knife. After tying her hands with tape and a towel, he is then alleged to have sexually assaulted her.

Kuniaki Uoka (Twitter)

Upon his arrest on suspicion of coerced intercourse on Wednesday, Uoka denied the allegations. “I do not recall [the matter],” the suspect was quoted by police.

Uoka became a person of interest for police after an examination of evidence found in the residence and security camera footage.