Ex-Sumitomo Worker Nabbed for Allegedly Raping Job-Hunting Female Student


Tokyo, March 26 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo police arrested a former employee of major Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp. <8053> on Tuesday on charges of raping a job-hunting female university student.

The man, Takuya Miyoshi, 24, has admitted to the charges, investigative sources said.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department's Chuo Police Station, Miyoshi is suspected of raping the woman in her 20s in her hotel room in the small hours of March 2 after getting her drunk at an izakaya pub in Chuo Ward.

The female student met with Miyoshi, a graduate of the same university, as part of her job-search efforts. The man is believed to have stolen the key to the hotel room she was staying when escorting her to the room with his coworkers and later intruded into the room alone.

The student had filed an offense report with the police.

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