Police have arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of cutting a schoolgirl's skirt on a train at JR Minami-Urawa Station in Saitama Prefecture.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Gakuto Miyashita, a company employee, was waiting on the platform of the JR Musashino line at around 7:55 a.m. Thursday, TV Asahi reported. When the train stopped, Miyashita got on, slashed the 15-year-old girl's skirt with a cutter knife and then got off just before the train doors closed.
A policeman on patrol noticed Miyashita repeatedly doing this as trains came in and grabbed him.
Miyashita has denied the charge and requested only to speak to a lawyer, police said Friday.
There have been at least 20 similar incidents on trains in Saitama Prefecture since last November and police are questioning Miyashita about his involvement in those cases.© Japan Today