Sunday, April 20, 2014   

Japanese gang rape suspect on the loose
(01-08 14:17)

Police in Japan have launched a rare nationwide man hunt for a rape suspect who fled while he was being interrogated near Tokyo.
Police said the suspect, Yuta Sugimoto, 20, fled the day before from the prosecutors' office in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo. He apparently loosened his waist rope after requesting a toilet break, Kanagawa prefectural police official said.
The rare escape of a suspect during interrogation caught a nationwide attention was not only an embarrassment for the authorities but raised safety concerns among local residents.
Police on Wednesday mobilized 4,000 officers for the manhunt following an unsuccessful overnight search.
The escape also triggered fears among residents in the area. Some parents accompanied their children to schools, while students went to school in groups.
Police say Sugimoto was arrested Monday on suspicion of robbing and gang-raping a woman with another man. –AP

   
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