Police in Hino city, Tokyo, have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of sexually molesting an 8-year-old girl last month.
According to police, the suspect, Soshi Urano, who works as a handyman, approached the girl from behind on a motorbike while she was playing with a classmate on the sidewalk just before 5 p.m. on May 5. Sankei Shimbun reported that he lifted up the girl's skirt and tried to remove her underwear. When the girl resisted by crouching down, Urano let go of her, got back on his bike and took off.
Police said Urano was identified by DNA left at the scene.
Urano has denied the charge and was quoted by police as saying he doesn't remember the incident.
Police are also questioning him about 60 similar incidents that have been reported since January in Hino, Hachioji and neighboring areas.© Japan Today