Tochigi prefectural police have arrested a 37-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of abducting a 14-year-old girl after the two became acquainted on a members-only social networking site (SNS).
According to police, Jun Higuchi, a resident of Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture, abducted the girl, who lives in northern Tochigi Prefecture, on Tuesday, despite knowing she was a minor, Sankei Shimbun reported. Higuchi then drove her to Maebashi City and kept her confined in his car.
The girl’s father contacted police around 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday to report that his daughter appeared to have run away. A note found at the household read, “I don’t want to be at home.”
Police found the two inside a vehicle parked at a home improvement store in Maebashi at around 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday. The teen was placed into protective custody and was not harmed, police said.© Japan Today