Police said Friday they have arrested a 20-year-old man from Nagano Prefecture after he allegedly lured an 11-year-old girl from her home in Aichi Prefecture.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Takumi Yoshida, befriended the elementary school girl via an online chat service and convinced her to meet him. Police said the girl's mother reported her missing on March 13 after she was informed by the school that her daughter did not show up for classes.
TBS reported that the girl was found by police at around 4 a.m. on March 14 at Yoshida's residence in Nagano, a four-hour train journey from her home in Toyota City. The mother shared a cell phone with her daughter and she reported an unknown number on the phone to police. The number turned out to be Yoshida's.
According to police, Yoshida has been charged with abduction of a minor. During police questioning, he was quoted as saying that he likes little girls.© Japan Today