A 15-year-old girl was assaulted by a man who stole her school uniform skirt in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, police said Thursday.
According to police, the girl was walking to school when a man came up behind her, grabbed her by the shoulders and started punching her in the face, TV Asahi reported. When the girl fell to the ground, the assailant removed her skirt and then ran away.
The girl used her cell phone to call police. She was taken to hospital with a broken nose, police said.
The assailant is described as being in his 30s or early 40s, chubby, about 170 cms tall and was wearing a black jacket. He also wore glasses.
Police said the attack took place in a farming area and there was no one else around at the time.© Japan Today