A 52-year-old assistant inspector was arrested under Saitama Prefectural nuisance laws earlier this month, after he allegedly touched the thighs of a 21-year-old woman as she sat next to him on an express train on the Tobu Tojo line, it was learned Tuesday.
The man, an assistant inspector in Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s Public Security Bureau, is accused of touching the woman’s thighs on the outside of her clothes for a period of several minutes at around 9 p.m. on Nov 7.
Police said the assistant inspector went drinking with colleagues after work, despite personnel in the Public Security Bureau being urged not to in the lead-up to U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit.
The assistant inspector, whose name has not been released, initially claimed he was drunk and did not remember the incident, but later admitted to the allegations. He was referred to prosecutors on Nov 9, and was fined and released the same day.© Wire reports