Police in Fujioka, Gunma Prefecture, have arrested a 29-year-old man for taking two siblings swimming without their parents' permission.
According to police, the man, who has been named as Takahiro Nomura, is a male nurse at a municipal hospital in Fujioka and a passing acquaintance of the children, who live in his neighborhood. Fuji TV reported Monday that Nomura has been charged on abducting a minor after he allegedly took the 10-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother swimming at a municipal pool on several occasions.
Police say Nomura took the children swimming three times this month, each time on a Saturday, with each trip lasting around four hours. Nomura allegedly made the children promise not to tell their parents where they were going, police said.
The children's parents later learned about the trips and contacted the police. Investigators say that Nomura has confessed to the charges.© Japan Today