ICE arrests Japanese dorm mother exonerated on sex assault charges

Rika Shimuzu’s visa was revoked during criminal process

ICE arrests Japanese dorm mother exonerated on sex assault charges
Defendant Rika Shimizu with her attorneys, Victor Bakke and Gary Singh.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Japanese national who was accused of sexually assaulting an exchange student last year was arrested Tuesday by American immigration officials, sources tell Hawaii News Now.

Rika Shimuzu was taken into custody by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents, posted bond, and given an ankle monitor.

Prosecutors alleged Shimizu had raped a 16-year-old boy multiple times while he was bedridden with a concussion. Last month, all the charges against her were dismissed after a judge found serious flaws with the police investigation..

The State Department revoked her E-2 visa during those legal proceedings, which led to her arrest Tuesday, her attorney Gary Singh confirmed. Singh says Shimizu is due in immigration court on March 27.

Shimuzu told Hawaii News Now after the dismissal that she plans on continuing with her business and hopes to clear her name.

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