A 71-year-old shodo instructor and former principal of a junior high school was arrested on Monday for lewd conduct after he allegedly coerced a primary school girl to commit obscene acts. Keizo Sako, a resident of Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, was previously arrested on the morning of May 25 on suspicion of groping an elementary school girl. According to police Sako has admitted to the charges.
Sako was also arrested earlier this month for committing the same lewd act with a different primary school girl in July. Prosecutors said he had warned his victims to keep quiet, but investigators found incriminating photographs on his digital camera that alerted them to further crimes.
Prefectural police are investigating the possibility that other girls in his care have been victims of similar abuse.© News reports