A 17-year-old rape suspect who escaped from police custody at a hospital in Hokkaido the previous day turned himself in on Thursday, accompanied by a female acquaintance, officials said.
According to the Hokkaido Prefectural Police, the suspect, a company employee in Hakodate, was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly attempting to assault a different girl, a teenage acquaintance, and injuring her.
The teenager, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, was arrested on Wednesday and claimed to be suffering heart pain soon after. He was promptly taken to a hospital but doctors were unable to find anything wrong with him, the police said. After the accompanying officers told him they were taking him back to the station, he jumped out of bed at around 6:20 p.m. and ran away in his bare feet with his handcuffs on. He managed to free himself while on the run, the police said.
A police rope tied around his waist was also cut, meaning the boy probably managed to cut it beforehand while his hands were covered by a blanket at the hospital.
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested the former manager of an illicit parlor in Shinjuku who is suspected of instructing teenage girls to perform sex acts with customers, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)
Two elderly women were hit and killed by a train at a station in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, with surveillance camera footage showing the two jumping on the tracks holding each other's hands, police said Monday. (Japan Today)
A Kyoto-based Buddhist group with the largest number of followers in Japan is boosting its support to its member temples in other prefectures amid a shortage of incoming chief priests and a decline in danka (financial supporters). (Japan Times)
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