Mie prefectural police said Wednesday that a 28-year-old police officer has been arrested for committing lewd acts with a junior high school girl in Yamanashi Prefecture.
According to police, the officer, identified as Hiroshi Yoshizumi, befriended the girl on a free phone app in April, and arranged for her to go with him to a hotel in Fujikawaguchiko, where he committed indecent acts, TV Asahi reported.
After the incident, the girl's mother notified police and said that her daughter was upset and acting strangely, but wouldn't say more. After going through the girl's phone app records, investigators found Yoshizumi's name.
Police quoted Yoshizumi as saying he was aware the girl was a minor but denied committing any indecent acts.© Japan Today