An unemployed man from Yokohama, who was arrested Monday for allegedly molesting a 11-year-old girl, has confessed to groping about 100 girls. The suspect, identified as Teruhisa Arai, 38, was quoted by police as saying: "I'm especially fond of girls from elementary to high school age."
Arai gave the statement after being detained for touching the breasts of a fifth grade schoolgirl as she was cycling home through a public park in Yokohama on May 13 this year. The girl was not injured in the attack.
Arai was involved in a minor traffic accident in early August following which police offered him the opportunity to give a voluntary statement. At the time of the interview, police realized that Arai bore a strong resemblance to a man wanted in connection with a string of local groping incidents.© News reports