Man, 49, accused of raping drunk woman on grounds of shrine
tokyoreporter.com -- Jul 16
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 49-year-old man over the alleged rape of an intoxicated woman at a shrine in Setagaya Ward last year, reports TBS News (July 15).

Early on July 13, 2019, Yasuhiro Ogura, a company employee, took the woman, aged in her 20s, as she commuted home to the grounds of the shrine. He then is alleged to have sexually assaulted her.

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

Prior to the incident, the suspect spotted the woman, who had been out drinking, inside the carriage of a train. After she exited at a station, he followed and called out to her at a nearby parking lot, police said.

When she resisted his advances, he put his hand around her waist. He then escorted her over a distance of about 1.2 kilometers to the shrine.

東京・世田谷区で歩いて帰宅していた20代の女性を神社の境内に連れ込んで乱暴をしたとして、49歳の会社員の男が逮捕されました。  小椋康裕容疑者は去年7月13日未明、世田谷区で歩いて帰宅していた20代の女性を神社の境内に連れ込んで乱暴をした疑いが持たれています。警視庁によりますと、小椋容疑者は駅近くの駐輪場で「いいから。いいから」と女性に声を掛けていました。女性に抵抗されると腰に手を回して1.2キロ離れた神社の境内まで連れて行き、犯行に及んだということです。2人に面識はなく、小椋容疑者は電車内で女性を物色していたとみられています。取り調べに対して「酒に酔っていて覚えていない」と容疑を否認しています。
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