Fukuoka police arrested Hayato Doue today on suspicion of indecent assault.
According to the arrest reports, at around 10:30pm on August 19, a twenty-year-old woman was walking in an apartment complex on her way home when Doue grabbed her hair and held down her face. Footage from security cameras in the area and a description from the victim led police to Doue.
Doue has apparently admitted to the charges.
UPDATE 8/24 @ 12:06pm - A few additional notes:
- While possibly unrelated, it seems similar incidents were occurring in the general area since the beginning of August.
- Doue was arrested outside of his home at 7:40am.
- He touched the woman inappropriately and told her not to look at his face.
- When the Hawks drafted him, they knew he had some problems holding his liquor.
Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2012
UPDATE 8/24 @ 1:52pm - Doue was taken to the Fukuoka District Public Prosecutor's Office today. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2012
UPDATE 8/24 @ 3:48pm - The Hawks announced today that they terminated their contract with Doue. Source: Sponichi 8/24/2012
UPDATE 8/24 @ 8:25pm - Additional punishments were handed down: director Koichiro Takada was given a stern warning while director of player development Shigeru Ishiwata and the head of team operations (柴田三郎) were given a stern waning plus a reduction in salary. Source: Sponichi 8/24/2012, Official announcement
UPDATE 8/25 @ 12:00pm - The Hawks will be setting up a committee to make sure something like this does not happen again. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2012
UPDATE 8/25 @ 4:00pm - As far as a the Hawks are concerned (based on their own investigation), no other players were involved in the incident. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2012