A 68-year-old foster mother has been arrested for piercing her 7-year-old adopted daughter with a pin in Hokkaido, police said Friday. Yasuko Nemoto was arrested for allegedly piercing the back of her foster daughter's head with a pin last October. The daughter's school reported the case to a local child consultation center.
According to police, Nemoto has a more than 30-year career as a foster mother and has raised seven children, including the 7-year-old girl. Nemoto is also a human rights advocate and case worker in the local community. The girl has been raised by Nemoto since March of 2006, police said.
Nemoto told police she used the pin as a disciplinary measure.© Japan Today