Hyogo prefectural police have arrested a 20-year-old police officer on suspicion of sexually molesting a high school girl as she walked along a street in Kakogawa City.
According to police, Takuma Fujimoto, an officer from Shikama Police Station, started talking to the girl near JR Kakogawa Station at around 10 a.m. on June 11, Sankei Shimbun reported. He is accused of groping the girl’s breasts through her clothing.
Kakogawa police said Fujimoto was on duty at a koban (police box) the night before and had gone off duty when the incident occurred.
The girl’s mother learned about the incident after picking her daughter up by car. The two immediately reported the incident to a nearby police box. Fujimoto was detained on the street near where the girl reported she was molested.
Police said Fujimoto has admitted to the charge.© Japan Today