A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a minor after he enticed a high school girl to live with him for a month, police said Thursday.
According to police, Makoto Oshida, a restaurant employee, met the girl online and invited her to stay over at his house in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, after she told him that she had family troubles and did not want to be at her home. The girl reportedly accepted Oshida's offer and stayed at his house for approximately one month.
She returned home by herself on June 18, Fuji TV reported. She was unharmed.
The girl’s mother had filed a missing person’s report with the local police. When she returned home, police questioned her and found out about Oshida.
Police said Oshida has admitted to the charge, and quoted him as saying the girl was “his type” and that he invited her to stay with him because he knew from their online conversations that she wanted to leave her home.© Japan Today