The "Sakura Police" a unit set up last year to stamp out indecent acts and sexual assaults against minors and women, especially on trains, teamed up with police in Setagaya and Adachi wards this week to capture two men on public obscenity charges.
One man, a 33-year-old bar owner from Setagaya, admitted to the charges. He was quoted by police as saying: "When I feel like I want to show myself to a young girl in a school uniform, I can't think of anything else. The urge takes over." The man was arrested for flashing two high school students in May. The students took his photo with their mobile phone and turned it in to police.
The other suspect, a 53-year-old man from Adachi Ward, told police that he was feeling stressed out from work and felt better after flashing girls. According to police, on the evening of June 29, the man bared himself to a woman while in the front seat of his car.© News reports