Police on Friday arrested a 25-year-old man and his 48-year-old mother on charges of kidnapping a 13-year-old junior high school student from her residence in Toyama Prefecture and taking her to their home in Shinjo, Yamagata Prefecture.
The girl and her kidnappers, Yoshie Watanabe and her son Ryo, met through a free smartphone app, police said.
According to police reports, one chat exchange reveals a message that reads, “Come over here and you can depend on me for everything," Fuji TV reported. After the girl disappeared on April 4, her parents notified police who investigated the messaging history on her smartphone.
Police said that when they found the girl at the Watanabes' residence, she was not being held under any physical restraint and was not injured in any way.
The Watanabes have admitted to the kidnapping charge, police said.© Japan Today