The new "Sakura Police" unit, set up on April 1 to target indecent acts and sexual assaults against minors and women, made its first collar Monday when a 19 year-old junior college student was arrested for grabbing the breasts of a 14-year-old junior high school student in Hachioji City.
The suspect was arrested after having molested a young girl on her way home from school around 6 p.m. on March 12. According to police, there have been over 10 similar incidents reported in the area. The suspect was quoted as saying: "I've only done it five or six times since the beginning of March."© News reports