An employee of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport was arrested Thursday after he was caught groping a 20-year-old woman on a train. The same man was also arrested two years prior for committing the same crime on the same train line.
Omiya National Highway Office employee Yuuya Uchida, 32, was arrested for indecent assault against a junior college student on the JR Musashino Line. According to police, at just after 8 a.m., Uchida was riding on a train headed towards Nishi-Kokubunji when he reportedly reached into the student's underwear and groped her.
A nearby man noticed the act and restrained Uchida, turning him over to station employees when the train stopped at the next station, Minami-Urawa. Uchida denies the charges, claiming "I didn't do anything."
According to authorities, Uchida was arrested in 2007 for committing a similar act against a 17 year-old high school student, and was arrested for violation of the "public nuisance prevention" ordinance (Meiwaku Boushi Jourei).© News reports