Four former members of the Doshisha football team, who sexually assaulted female university students, were taken to a house while intoxicated, one after the other. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Four former members of the Doshisha football team, who sexually assaulted female university students, were taken to a house while intoxicated, one after the other.

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The three defendants, all of whom were intoxicated and unable to resist, were taken to the defendants’ home, where they committed the crimes one by one, one after the other.

In their opening statements, the prosecution pointed out the charges against the defendants, and all three defendants admitted to the indictment, saying, “There is no doubt about it.

On May 30, the Kyoto District Court heard the first trial of Hiroki Katai, 22, Yugo Yamada, 22, and Ryo Makino, 22, all members of Doshisha University’s American football team, who, along with Ken Hamada, 22, another member of the team, sexually assaulted a drunken female student, then 20, in May of last year. (Hamada was tried separately.) “The defense says there is no dispute about the nature of the charges.

The defense did not contest the indictment. On the other hand, the defense is seeking to have the defendants’ sentences lightened, arguing as follows The female students did not clearly reject the charges before the crime was committed. The defendants are showing remorse.

FRIDAY Digital” reported in detail on a sexual assault case committed by a former Doshisha University football player in an article distributed on September 10, 2011. We would like to recount the whole story of the dastardly crime by recounting it again (some contents have been revised).

The assault was filmed with a smartphone.

‘Drink more!’

The strong men relentlessly offered drinks to the women. After being forced to drink several highly alcoholic cocktails, the woman was so dazed that she was unable to walk properly. The men put the drunken woman in a cab and took her to the main suspect’s apartment.

On September 8 of last year, the Kyoto Prefectural Police’s Investigation Section 1 arrested four men on suspicion of quasi-forcible sexual intercourse. The four defendants were Katai, Yamada, Makino, and Hamada. All were members of the American football team at Doshisha University (Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto) at the time.

The incident took place in the early morning hours of May 21 last year. The four men were drinking at a bar in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, when they approached women they had never met before in the bar. They persistently offered alcohol to one of them, a 20-year-old female college student.

After more than three hours of drinking, Ms. A became unconscious, and the four put her in a car and took her to Katai’s house, where, taking advantage of her inability to resist, they sexually assaulted her one after another for an hour starting after 4:30 a.m. The assaults were also filmed on a smartphone. Moreover, they filmed the assaults with a smartphone. Probably, from the beginning, he had Ms. A drink alcohol with the intention of indecent assault.

Defendant Katai (from Doshisha University football team website. Now deleted)

Ms. A submits a damage report to the Kyoto Prefectural Police on the same afternoon. When the police checked the security camera near Katai’s house, they saw four people taking Ms. A into a room. They identified the defendants from the footage and arrested them. At the time, the police did not confirm or deny the defendants’ guilt.

Doshisha University’s football team was founded in 1940, and its team name was “Wild Rover. The team is a member of the Kansai Student First Division League, which includes Kwansei Gakuin University and Ritsumeikan University, and boasts a prestigious history of two championships. Immediately after the incident, the university’s president, Asako Ueki, issued the following statement

We take this extremely serious situation very seriously and offer our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected and our sincere apologies for causing such a stir in society.

Following the incident, the Doshisha University football team was suspended for three months. The team was relegated to the second division after withdrawing from the league. The team resumed activities last December and participated in official spring games while making social contributions such as cleaning up the community.

Yamada (from the Doshisha University football team website. Now deleted)
Makino (from the website of the Doshisha University football team. It has since been deleted.)
Hamada (from the Doshisha University football team website. (From the Doshisha University football team’s website, now deleted)
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