Akamatsu Naoki (24), guitarist of the defunct rock trio Hysteric Blue, was re-arrested this week for aggravated sexual assault on a 20-year old woman. He was previously arrested in a similar case which took place in November of last year. At that time, he approached a high school girl on a street in the Meguro area of Tokyo and, threatening to stab her if she resisted, sexually assaulted her in nearby carpark. He later assaulted the same girl in a neighborhood park. The popular band, formed in 1998, took a break in September of last year and broke up immediately after Akamatsu’s first arrest last month.
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