A 33-year-old man was arrested under Child Welfare Laws on Wednesday, for allegedly engaging in indecent behavior with a 16-year-old girl he had live with him in his Yokohama City home for two months last year.
Police said Toshinori Sato, an unemployed resident of Seya Ward, wore a blazer, white shirt, combed his fringe forward and carried a school bag in his guise of a high school student before calling out to the girl in July 2008. Sato told the girl that they were in the same grade at elementary school, and waited for her to walk home to talk to her repeatedly over several weeks, before starting a relationship with her.
Police said the girl dropped out of high school and ran away from home a year later, and that Sato had her stay at his home, along with his mother and older brother. Sato instructed the girl not to talk to his family, and told them she was a 26-year-old co-worker. She lived at the home from July to September last year, during which time Sato is accused of engaging in indecent behavior with her.
Police said Sato told the girl he'd commit suicide if she left, but in September, Sato's brother told her to go home, and also told her his brother was 33 years old, not 16. The girl told police that she thought Sato was 16 but looked a bit old for his age. Sato told police that the girl looked like she'd be easy to fool.© News reports