Police in Nichinan, Miyazaki Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 35-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of abusing his elementary school-aged daughter by fracturing a finger in her left hand.
According to police, Toshifumi Todoroki has admitted to the charge. Police said the assault occurred at around 9 a.m. on Feb 24, Sankei Shimbun reported. Todoroki kicked his daughter’s hand, fracturing a finger bone that took about three weeks to heal.
Police did not give the girl’s age, other than to say she was younger than 10.
A child welfare center, contacted by the girl’s school, notified police that she might have been abused on March 6 and she was taken into protective custody.© Japan Today