Police in Tokyo on Wednesday arrested a 22-year-old male daycare center teacher on suspicion of indecent assault after he allegedly licked the lower part of the body of a five-year-old girl at the daycare center in Shimo, Kita Ward, where he is employed.
Officers from Akabane police station said the suspect, Kazuki Fukumoto, has denied the allegation and quoted him as saying, "I was concerned about a previous injury the girl had and I simply touched the spot. I did not lick her.”
According to police, the incident occurred inside the daycare center’s restroom at around 11 a.m. on Sept 20, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Police said Fukumoto was hired at the daycare center in April of this year and was assigned as the head teacher of his victim’s class. At the time of the alleged assault, Fukumoto was in the girl’s toilet helping her to change clothes. After returning home that day, the girl reported the incident to her father.© Japan Today