A former police sergeant has been arrested for the attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl in Tokyo.
Koichi Omura, 32, who left the force in March, is accused of approaching the high school first grader in a rented car on April 15, NTV reported Wednesday. According to police, Omura drove up beside the girl who was walking along a street in Akishima. He then produced what is believed to have been a police notebook and asked the girl to get into the car, reportedly saying, "I would like you to cooperate in an investigation."
The girl got into the vehicle and then became suspicious and attempted to escape. Police quoted her as saying Omura tried to force her back into the car but she managed to get away.
According to police, Omura denies the charge and was quoted as saying, "I rented the car the day before, but I loaned it to an acquaintance."© Japan Today