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Ex-Actor Arai Gets 5 Years over Rape of Massage Therapist

Ex-Actor Arai Gets 5 Years over Rape of Massage Therapist

   Tokyo, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo District Court on Monday sentenced former actor Hirofumi Arai, 40, to a prison term of five years for forcibly having sex with a female massage therapist at his home.
   The sentence, which came against Arai's claim of innocence, matched the punishment sought by public prosecutors. Arai, a South Korean national whose real name is Park Kyung-sik, immediately appealed the ruling to a higher court.
   According to the ruling, Arai sexually assaulted the woman at his then apartment in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward in the predawn hours on July 1, 2018, when he was receiving massage service from her.
   In handing down the ruling, Presiding Judge Toshifumi Takioka condemned the act by Arai as "despicable and vicious." The accused "dared to have sex with the woman although he faced repeated resistance from her," the judge said.
   During his trial, the defense insisted that Arai was falsely convinced at the time that she consented to have sex with him.

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