A 57-year-old man who was living in Tokyo with 11 women and a baby and arrested on suspicion of using threats to persuade a young woman to join his group, has confessed to resorting to pressure tactics, police said Thursday.

Hirohito Shibuya, who was arrested Jan. 26 on suspicion of threatening a 20-year-old woman in October, was quoted as telling police, “It was to intimidate her to make her live with me.”

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