Police in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 33-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of abusing his one-month-old daughter last month.
According to police, Ryo Sano is accused of fracturing the arm of his daughter sometime between Jan 27 and Jan 28 at their residence in Kita Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported.
A spokesperson for the hospital said the child’s arm will take about three weeks to heal. She also had broken bones in her feet. The hospital contacted a child welfare center about a case of possible abuse and the center notified police.
Police said Sano has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying: “I twisted her arm because I was concerned about her range of motion.”
Sano lives with his wife, 31, their eldest daughter, 4 and their one-month-old daughter. Police said that between April 2017 and May 2018, the child welfare center was informed four times that Sano was tormenting his eldest daughter with psychological and physical abuse.© Japan Today