Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 45-year-old lieutenant in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF) for violating a public nuisance ordinance after he allegedly groped an 18-year-old high school girl on a train.
The incident occurred while the train was heading from Kanazawa-Hakkei Station to Yokosuka-Chuo Station on the Keihin line. Police said Hirokazu Komatsu is suspected of touching the girl’s upper body at around 2:35 p.m. on Dec 6, Sankei Shimbun reported. He was in the aisle seat and covered his arm with a jacket as he groped the girl beside him in the window seat.
The girl managed to grab Komatsu’s arm as he was leaving the train at Kitakurihama Station and called station attendants for help. Komatsu was handed over to police.
Police said Komatsu, who lives in Yokosuka, has admitted to the charge and are questioning him about whether he has committed similar offenses against other female commuters.© Japan Today