Man suspected of drugging, raping 2 women accused in third case
tokyoreporter.com -- Jan 14
A 30-year-old man in custody for allegedly drugging and raping two women last year has been accused in a third case, police have revealed, reports TV Asahi.

Over the night of October 31 and the next morning, Kenshiro Maruta, a former employee at Recruit Communications Co., is alleged to have sexually assaulted the third victim, a college student in her 20s, at his residence in Shinjuku Ward.

Prior to the incident, Maruta allegedly plied her with a sleeping powder mixed into a drink.

Upon his arrest on suspicion of quasi-coerced intercourse on Wednesday, Maruta declined to comment on the allegations, police said.

Kenshiro Maruta (Twitter)

Dozens of women

Maruta got acquainted with the victim through an app that connects students looking for a job with working people. On the app, Maruta pretended to have graduated from a famous national university.

Maruta then lured the victim out to dinner for a job consultation, saying that she had failed to complete a document. After dining and drinking at an izakaya restaurant, he took her to his residence. He then induced the sleeping powder into her drink.

Police first arrested Maruta last November. In June, he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted another woman, aged in her 30s.

An examination of the smartphone of the suspect by police showed him sexually assaulting dozens of women, police said previously.

In the second case, Maruta allegedly raped a college student in her 20s at a hotel in Minato Ward over July 21 and 22.

Maruta has already been prosecuted in the first two cases.

女性に睡眠作用のある薬を飲ませて乱暴をしたとしてすでに逮捕・起訴されている男が、就職活動中の女子大学生に乱暴をしたとして再逮捕されました。  丸田憲司朗容疑者(30)は去年10月、東京・新宿区の自宅で20代の女子大学生に睡眠作用のある薬を飲ませて乱暴をした疑いが持たれています。  警視庁によりますと、丸田容疑者は去年6月に就職活動中の学生らと社会人をつなぐアプリで女子大学生と知り合いました。  その後、「自己分析ノートは完成できたかな」などと言って飲食店に誘い出したということです。  丸田容疑者は別の女性2人に乱暴した罪ですでに起訴されています。
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