Police in Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture, on Thursday arrested a 23-year-old student for allegedly molesting a 4-year-old girl in August last year. The suspect, who has been identified as Tokyo resident Takatoshi Inoue, allegedly touched the girl inappropriately in a department store games arcade in which the she had been shopping with her grandmother and older sister.
According to police, the girl's grandmother briefly left her to play in the arcade attended by her sister, at which point the assault occurred. Inoue was identified by the victim's sister's eye-witness testimony and the store security cameras.
Police say they are currently investigating the possibility of Inoue's involvement in several other crimes of this nature that occurred in the same city in August and September of last year.© Compiled from news reports