University student accused of molesting woman in Ota -- Aug 04
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male university student over the alleged molestation of a woman in Ota Ward, reports TV Asahi (Aug. 4).

In June, Ryo Iwasaki, 23, who attends a private university in the capital, came up from behind the woman just as she arrived at her residence and embraced her.

“A switch flipped inside me,” the suspect was quoted by police in admitting to the allegations.

Ryo Iwasaki (Twitter)

Just before the incident, Iwasaki had been out drinking with his parents. As he commuted home, the suspect spotted the woman and followed her over a distance of 200 meters.

When he grabbed her, she was checking her mailbox, police said.

東京・大田区で20代の会社員の女性に抱き付いてわいせつな行為をしようとしたとして、23歳の大学生の男が逮捕されました。  都内の私立大学に通う岩崎遼容疑者は6月、大田区内のアパートの入り口付近で20代の会社員の女性に後ろから抱き付いてわいせつな行為をしようとした疑いが持たれています。警視庁によりますと、岩崎容疑者は歩いて帰宅途中だった女性の後を約200メートルつけて女性が自宅アパートのポストを確認している際に抱き付いたということです。岩崎容疑者は大田区内の飲食店で親族と酒を飲み、一人で帰る途中でした。取り調べに対し、「自分の中でスイッチが入った」と容疑を認めています。
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