Fukuoka rape suspect flees mental check, found on beach

Jun 2, 2014

Fukuoka rape suspect flees mental check, found on beach

Fukuoka Police on Monday morning captured a 32-year-old suspect in a rape and robbery, who several hours earlier managed to escape a hospital in Fukuoka, where he had been undergoing psychiatric assessment, authorities said. Yasuyuki Okuma, a former restaurant worker from neighboring Saga Prefecture, ...

Jan 10, 2014

Security put in spotlight after escape

The escape of an alleged rapist from a Kawasaki prosecutor's office interrogation room this week highlights the insufficient security steps at such branches as well as the apparent lax guarding of suspected criminals.