"Uma Musume" Composer Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault Attempt
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Tokyo, Oct. 25 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo police have arrested composer Hidekazu Tanaka, who created music for popular game titles including "Uma Musume Pretty Derby" and "Idolmaster Cinderella Girls," on a charge of attempted sexual assault, it was learned Tuesday.
The Metropolitan Police Department suspects that Tanaka, 35, tried to sexually assault a woman in her 10s at a bicycle parking area near a station in Tokyo's Meguro Ward on the night of Aug. 20.
The woman managed to escape and reported the incident to a police box. The police identified Tanaka as the suspect by analyzing security camera footage and other information.
Tanaka has told the police that he saw the woman at a different station and followed her, police sources said.
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