Early on March 16, Daichi Ooyama, 23, and two male accomplices, aged in their 20s and 30s, allegedly gang-raped the woman, aged in her 20s, at the hotel after forcing her to consume alcohol spiked with sleeping pills at a restaurant in the Roppongi area of Minato Ward.
The suspects have been arrested on suspicion of abduction for sexual purposes and quasi-gang rape of a person rendered unable to resist. Ooyama and one of the suspects admit to the charges, while the remaining suspect denies the allegations. “I did it because there was consent,” the third suspect told the Kasai Police Station.
The suspects arrived at the restaurant at around 1:00 a.m. on the day of the incident and began chatting with a number of women including the victim. After forcing her to drink the alcohol, the suspects bundled her into a car while she was rendered unconscious and took her to the hotel, police said.
Three men have been accused of gang-raping a woman at a love hotel in Edogawa Ward after drugging her in a restaurant earlier this year, reports Sankei Sports. (tokyoreporter.com)
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The cyberattack that spread malicious software called ransomware is becoming a global issue, and Japan’s National Police Agency says it has confirmed 2 assaults inside the country. (NHK)
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An 18-year-old high school student in Tokyo has been arrested on suspicion of killing a female student he was dating at the same school, investigative sources said Sunday. (Japan Times)
The mayor of a central Japan city who is appealing a high court conviction for bribery secured his third term Sunday after becoming the only person to file candidacy for the May 21 election by the start of the official campaign period. (Japan Today)
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More than 100 Japanese babies faced off Sunday in a traditional “crying sumo” ring, an annual ceremony believed to bring infants good health. (Japan Today)