A 35-year-old former teacher was arrested on Saturday for kidnapping and confining a 12-year-old schoolgirl for two days at his apartment in Nagasaki City, police said Monday. Police said that Futoshi Nakagawa, a former part-time teacher at a public primary school and currently unemployed, kidnapped the girl while she was on her way to a prep school about 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Police said he used a stun gun on the girl and then took her to his apartment in a taxi. The girl's family reported her missing Thursday night and police put out an alert. The taxi driver reported Saturday that he had picked up a male passenger who had been carrying a girl matching the description of the missing girl.
Nakagawa was arrested in his apartment by police on Saturday. The girl was also found at the apartment and taken to hospital where she remains in a stable condition, police said.
The taxi driver told police that the girl seemed unconscious in the car. He told police he heard what sounded like sparks during the journey. Police found a stun gun at Nakagawa's apartment.
Police said the girl was given food and was not tied up at the apartment when she was rescued.© Wire reports