The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department announced on Thursday that 31 men were arrested for groping or related acts aboard trains in Tokyo Prefecture during their campaign last month targeting such offenses.
More than 3,000 officers were assigned to patrolling platforms at more than 200 stations in Tokyo from Sept 14 to 18, coinciding with the beginning of the new school term.
Police announced 31 males from the ages of 16 to 67 were arrested. Of these, 25 were arrested for groping, 3 were arrested for indecent assault and another 3 were arrested for taking pictures up skirts. Fifteen of them had been arrested before for similar offenses.
Police said the victims ages ranged from 15 to 52, and were all women, except for one man dressed up as a woman.© News reports