Police in Nishi-Tokyo have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of molesting a high school girl as she walked home on May 11.
According to police, the suspect, Tatsuma Ishikawa, a part-time worker, came up behind the girl on the sidewalk at around 7:35 p.m., placed one hand over her mouth and put his other hand up her skirt, Fuji TV reported. After the girl resisted, he let go and ran away.
There was nobody in the area at the time. However, police said they were able to identify Ishikawa from street surveillance camera footage.
Police said Ishikawa has admitted to the charge and are questioning him about several similar incidents that have occurred in the vicinity since the beginning of the year.© Japan Today