A chief clerk in the Saitama local government has been arrested for trespassing after a high school girl reported that he had been stalking her.
According to police, Hideyuki Miyazawa, 43, was arrested on Sept 24 after he was seen trespassing on the premises of an apartment block in which the girl lived, TBS reported Thursday. Police said the victim had sought consultation with them after she realized that a man she did not know had been following her for several months. Miyazawa was arrested at the scene after he could not account for his presence in the apartment building.
During police questioning, Miyazawa was quoted by police as saying, "I was there because I wanted to catch a glimpse of a girl I liked."© Japan Today