A man asks a young woman on her way home from the train station, “Would you like to go out for a drink with me?
A man approached a young woman on her way home from the station. The two had never met, but they went to a nearby tavern, where they shared a drink for about an hour before the man revealed his true nature, which was to commit an indecent act.
On April 26, the Akabane Police Department arrested Yuichi Umezu, 34, of Ukima, Kita Ward, on suspicion of forcible sexual intercourse and breaking into a building. He is alleged to have sexually assaulted Ms. A, a woman in her 20s, between 1:00 and 2:00 a.m. on February 26 this year.
The suspect, Yuichi Umezu, 34, who lives in the Kita Ward of JR Akabane, was arrested on February 26 this year between 1 and 2 am. The suspect approached Ms. A, who was going home from JR Akabane Station, and Ms. A complied and went to the nearest izakaya (Japanese-style pub). He followed her to an apartment in Kita Ward, where she lived.
He also repeatedly indecently assaulted Ms. A on the fire escape when she resisted saying “No.” After the incident, Ms. A went to a nearby police station. After the incident, Ms. A reported the incident to a nearby police box. The crime was brought to light through security camera footage and other evidence. Upon investigation, Mr. Umezu said, “There is no doubt that I took off his clothes and rubbed his chest. The rest I don’t remember because I was too drunk.
A Series of Indecent Cases of Public Officials
The suspect, Umezu, is an employee of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Bureau of Taxation.’ He joined the agency in April 2005. He belonged to the Tax Collection Department, where he was in charge of organizing tax collection affairs and dealing with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Taxation Office. There were no major problems with his work attitude. Following the arrest of Umezu, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Taxation Bureau commented as follows
If true, this is extremely regrettable and we deeply apologize to the people of Tokyo. We will instruct our employees to maintain discipline in the future.
Recently, obscenity incidents by public officials have become prominent.
In October last year, a Shibuya Ward employee in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of semi-forcible sexual intercourse. He allegedly gave his girlfriend milk tea containing a sleep inducing drug and sexually assaulted her when she became disoriented. He told investigators, “I had a lot of sexual desire and couldn’t control it. There is no doubt that he put sleeping pills in the milk tea and had sexual intercourse with her without her consent.
In January of this year, an elite METI bureaucrat in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of quasi-forcible indecency. A man was watching a movie at an Internet cafe with a woman he knew on Christmas night when he put drugs into her body just as she left her seat. He allegedly touched the woman, who was in a state of being unable to resist. The man has been arrested four times for using drugs on other women and committing indecent acts on the grounds of a shrine and at a hotel.
The one thing they all had in common was that they were young hopefuls with serious attitudes and promising futures. They may have been under a lot of stress because of the high expectations they had. However, that does not mean that indecent behavior toward women is acceptable. It is outrageous to sexually assault a woman for the sake of one’s own stress and desire. There is no room for excuses.
No matter how capable he is as a public official, he must not forget that once he commits a serious mistake, he will lose his social credibility.
PHOTO： Shinji Hasuo