Police in Tagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 40-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of forcibly confining a teenage girl in his home for two days.
According to police, Yorihisa Saiki got to know the girl, who lives in Miyagi Prefecture, on a members-only social networking site, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the two chatted a few times and that Saiki persuaded the girl to come and visit his home where he kept her from Monday until Wednesday this week.
The girl’s parents reported her missing on Tuesday morning. Police said they got a line on her whereabouts after talking with some of her friends.
Police said Saiki has denied that he forcibly confined the girl and was quoted as saying she came to his house of her own free will. However, he admitted that he knew she was a minor.© Japan Today