Tokyo metropolitan police said Tuesday they have arrested a 29-year-old man in Adachi Ward, after he bound a 10-year-old girl's hands and feet, and forced her into a large duffle bag in an attempted kidnapping last July.
Police said the suspect, identified as Kentaro Makino, stalked the young 4th year elementary school student as she was making her way home from school. Walking up behind her, he threatened her with a knife and forced her into a stairwell of an apartment building, and then proceeded to bind both her hands and legs with handcuffs, Fuji TV reported. Police said Makino then ordered the girl to get into a large duffle bag he had with him.
However, just before he began opening the bag for her to climb inside, the young girl screamed, scaring Makino. He quickly fled the scene still holding the bag, leaving the girl still tightly bound inside the stairwell.
Police said they began their investigation using street surveillance camera footage and by searching for anyone who had purchased handcuffs before the attempted kidnapping. Over 6,000 results turned up. However, police said they narrowed the list down to 560 individuals who purchased two sets of handcuffs at one time. Of those, police identified Makino based on the girl's description, and finally arrested him on Monday, Fuji reported.
Inside Makino's apartment, police discovered over 2,000 adult magazines depicting young girls in bondage.© Japan Today