Police in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 33-year-old woman and her 39-year-old boyfriend on suspicion of abusing her seven-month-old son by fastening clothes pegs to his face.
Police said Noriko Nemoto, a temp worker, and her boyfriend, Zendo Ishigami, a company employee from Kashiwa in Ibaraki Prefecture, were arrested Thursday, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Police said the abuse occurred at around 10 a.m. on Sept 3 at Nemoto’s apartment. The couple fastened clothes pegs to the child’s nose and cheeks.
An employee at the child’s daycare center noticed facial bruises and contacted welfare officials.
Police said Nemoto has admitted abusing her child, while Ishigami has denied the charge, claiming he has no recollection of the incident.© Japan Today