Stalker sexually assaults Japanese pop star after monitoring her down by figuring out a prepare station that was mirrored in her eyeball in certainly one of her social media selfies
- Obsessive stalker tracked down Japanese pop star by way of her social media posts
- Hibiki Sato meticulously studied seemingly trivial particulars of her pictures on-line
- He was capable of finding her native station by the reflection in her eye from a selfie
- He then allegedly adopted her residence and proceeded to molest her on Sept. 1
An obsessive stalker has sexually assaulted a Japanese pop star after he tracked her down from a selfie she posted on-line.
The person, who has been named by authorities as Hibiki Sato, stated he discovered his sufferer after figuring out the prepare station mirrored in her eye from a selfie she uploaded.
Sato, 26, then waited for the pop star on the station in query till she appeared and adopted her residence on September 1. He then allegedly proceeded to molest her.
By zooming into the picture of her eye and with the assistance of Google Avenue View, he was in a position to discern the title of the station the place she commuted from (inventory picture)
He advised police after his arrest on Tuesday that he had been an enormous fan of the 21-year-old ‘Japanese idol’ and had tracked down her native station after carefully inspecting her social media pictures.
By zooming into the picture of her eye and with the assistance of Google Avenue View, he was in a position to discern the title of the station the place she commuted from.
He advised police he meticulously studied seemingly trivial particulars in movies the lady shot in her condominium, equivalent to curtain placement and the course of pure gentle getting into the window, to work out which constructing she lived in, based on CBS Information.
Shuichiro Hoshi, a professor at Tokyo Metropolitan College and professional on digital stalking, advised the Tokyo Observer that the improved high quality of smartphone cameras are placing social media customers at larger threat.
‘The danger of a so-called “digital stalker” is on the rise,’ he stated.
This isn’t the primary time feminine Japanese pop stars have been attacked by obsessive followers.
Japanese pop star Mayu Tomita was stabbed greater than 20 occasions by a crazed fan as she ready for a live performance
In 2016, Japanese pop star Mayu Tomita was left preventing for her life after being stabbed greater than 20 occasions by a crazed fan who ‘misplaced his mood’ after she returned a watch he had despatched her as a present.
The 20-year-old was about to go on stage at a live performance in Koganei, a metropolis in Tokyo, when Tomohiro Iwazaki attacked her in Might 2016.
The 27-year-old assailant advised police he misplaced his mood with the singer as a result of she returned a watch he had beforehand despatched her.