A 44-year-old man was arrested under prefectural nuisance laws on Tuesday, after he allegedly molested a third-year high school student while riding a train to work.
Kenji Sato, head of the Research Department at NEC Corporation's Common Platform Software Research Labs, is accused of touching the 18-year-old girl's lower body at around 7.30 a.m. as the train traveled between Hiyoshi and Musashikosugi station on the Tokyu Toyoko line. A train security staff member witnessed the incident and apprehended Sato.
The girl had earlier consulted the police, telling them the man had molested her more than 10 times starting in January, and police notified the railway company.
Sato has admitted to the allegation, and was quoted as saying: "She was my type. She kept quiet when I touched her at first, so I kept doing it."© News reports