A 56-year-old Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force official has been arrested on suspicion of sending threatening emails to a female high school student.
According to police, Hiroyuki Jin, a sergeant based at the MSDF's Yokosuka base in Kanagawa Prefecture, is accused of sending the emails to the 18-year-old student since January, Fuji TV reported. The latest email, dated March 3, read: “If you make adults angry, you won’t become a university student,” police said.
The incident came to light after the student contacted police following the receipt of the last series of emails.
According to police investigations, Jin became acquainted with the student in January this year when he apparently caught her stealing from a store. The two exchanged contact information at the time and Jin has been sending her a number of emails since then, including some of a sexual nature, TBS reported.
The suspect has denied the charge and was quoted by police as saying that he hadn’t threatened the girl.© Japan Today