A 72-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of molesting a 9-year-old girl by kissing and touching her in his car in March.
According to police, the incident occurred in March in Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward. Police said the suspect, Toyokichi Fukiyama, a part-time worker, lured the girl into his car where he fondled her and kissed her, Fuji TV reported.
Fukiyama and the girl are neighborhood acquaintances and he would often say hello to her as she went to and from school, locals said.
Police said Fukiyama has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he had committed other obscene acts with young girls.
The case came to light in November after the girl, now 10, told her mother what happened. Her mother then contacted police.© Japan Today