Police said Saturday they have arrested a 34-year-old man and his 20-year-old common-law wife for allegedly abusing the woman's 2-year-old daughter at their home in Tomisato City, Chiba prefecture.
Police identified the man as Isao Tada, who works as a truck driver. He is accused of beating the girl on her face and stomping on the girl's leg, breaking her thigh bone on May 29, Fuji TV reported. A city welfare officer observed that the girl also had swelling on her face when he visited the home to check on the woman's 11-month-old son.
Tada has admitted to abusing the girl on more than one occasion and was quoted by police as saying he was frustrated because the girl didn't like him, Fuji reported. The girl's mother also admitted to beating her on May 24.© Japan Today