A Ground Self-Defense Force officer stationed in Tokyo has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 19-year-old female acquaintance earlier this month, police said Thursday.

They alleged that Capt. Yasuhiro Suzuki, 45, of the GSDF Kodaira garrison, sexually assaulted the woman at his condominium in Kodaira, western Tokyo, in the early hours of Jan. 5.

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