On September 10th, actor Shinotani Hijiri (22) was arrested on the suspicion of rape by the Machida Police Station in Tokyo.
Shinotani is being accused of having raped a teenage girl on the night of August 9th. Allegedly, the girl was on her way home in Machida, when he suddenly started to call out to her and kept on pulling her hand. She was then dragged into a local building and assaulted by him. The injuries on both arms of the victim have taken a whole week to recover.
According to the Machida Police Station, there is no doubt that it was an act against the will of the young woman.
They were able to arrest Shinotani, because he apparently left his phone number and his name after the act and told her that they should go out together sometime.
The actor just made his comeback two years ago after a short hiatus and joined the actors’ group ‘NAKED BOYZ‘. So far he’s only made it into a couple of stage plays, but he did appear in the movie ‘NAKED BOYZ Short Movie Vol.1‘ alongside AKB48’s Fujie Reina in 2011.