Police in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 45-year-old Ground Self-Defense Force member on suspicion of assaulting his teenage daughter.
According to police, Sergeant First Class Masato Nakano beat his daughter, whose age wasn’t revealed, between 10 a.m. and 12 noon at their home on Saturday, Fuji TV reported. Police said Nakano grabbed the girl by the hair and slammed her head into a desk. He also hit her face.
After the incident, the girl ran out of the house to a nearby koban (police box). Police said she was not seriously injured.
Nakano lives with his wife, who was home at the time, and daughter. Police said he has remained silent but his wife said he lost his temper during an argument with their daughter.
Police said the girl had consulted teachers at her school in the past about being abused at home.© Japan Today