A Ministry of Defense employee was arrested on Wednesday under Tokyo and Saitama public nuisance ordinances, accused of putting his right hand up the skirt of a 17-year-old girl sitting beside him on the train and touching her left buttock.
According to police, Kenichi Uchida, a 47-year-old systems management employee at the Ministry of Defense, is suspected of touching the girl at around 11 p.m. Tuesday over a period of about 13 minutes as the JR Saikyo line train traveled from Jujo station in Kita Ward, Tokyo, to Kitatoda station in Saitama Prefecture.
A male passenger noticed the girl crying and called out to Uchida, who was handed over to police at Musashi Urawa station. Uchida told police he had consumed one beer and five glasses of shochu with his colleagues before taking the train home. He has admitted to touching the girl and said he got excited when his hand was next to the girl’s leg.© News reports