An employee of the Meguro Ward office in Tokyo has been arrested for allegedly groping a woman on a train.
The suspect is Hideki Sunazuka, a 49-year-old worker of the ward office's disaster management department. He was arrested on suspicion of touching a 24-year-old woman's breast and thighs on a train on the Tokyu Toyoko Line at around 12:40 a.m. Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported.
According to police, Sunazuka was drinking with his colleagues after work and was on his way home. He was detained as he got off the train at Hakuraku station by a male passenger who witnessed Sunazuka groping the woman.
Sunazuka has denied the charge and was quoted by police as saying "I was so drunk that my hand could have touched another passenger without my being aware of it, but it certainly was not my intention to do so."© Japan Today