Crime Disability Japan Sexual abuse

Staff member at Tokyo facility for disabled arrested for sexually assaulting visually impaired woman

According to investigators, it was suspected that he broke into an apartment room in Tokyo on March 3rd, threatened a visually impaired woman in her twenties, sexually assaulted her, and robbed her of about 25,000 yen in cash.

By Barrier Free Japan

March 5th 2021

A member of staff at a facility for the disabled was arrested for sexually assaulting a visually impaired woman in her 20s in Tokyo, NHK reported on March 4th.

The suspect, aged 34, is a staff member of a facility for the disabled, in Nerima Ward, Tokyo.

According to investigators, it was suspected that he broke into an apartment room in Tokyo on March 3rd, threatened a visually impaired woman in her twenties, sexually assaulted her, and robbed her of about 25,000 yen in cash.

A suspicious motorcycle running away from near the scene after the incident was seen on a security camera, and the Metropolitan Police Department continues to investigate, and according to the investigators the suspect and the victim have do not know each other.

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