Kanagawa prefectural police said Monday that two male police officers from Yamato have been arrested for allegedly sexually harassing a junior female officer in March last year.
According to police, the two officers, identified as Yoshinobu Mori, 35, and Yoshikazu Arakawa, 38, went with two other male policemen and a female officer to a karaoke bar. Fuji TV reported that the two suspects are accused of abusing their position in the professional hierarchy to order the woman to commit lewd acts by ordering her to strip, wear the clothes of one of the male officers, and forcibly kissing her.
Following the incident, the woman sought the advice of a superior at the police station to which she was posted, Fuji reported. Information about the case subsequently became public last July.
According to police, Mori and Arakawa were quoted as saying they were off duty at the time and drunk, and apologized for their actions.