Police said Wednesday that they have arrested a man for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. According to police, on the afternoon of March 26, the suspect, identified as Shunya Umekawa, 46, took the girl from a park to a hotel in Kyoto's Fushimi Ward where he is alleged to have continuously touched her body.
The girl's parents notified the police immediately when they noticed that their daughter carried a comic upon returning home, which she told them was a present from a stranger. Police said that the girl told them Umekawa had touched her body on several occasions after the two became acquainted in a park some time ago.
Umekawa admits to taking the girl to the hotel, but denies touching her.© Compiled from news reports