Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 21-year-old university student on suspicion of sexually assaulting a high school girl while on a train last November.
Police said Katsuki Ichimasa, a third-year private university student from Yokohama, is accused of groping the 17-year-old girl’s lower body while they were aboard an express train traveling between Yokohama and Sagamino stations on the Sotetsu Main Line on Nov 6, Sankei Shimbun reported. The girl told police she was molested from 8:10 a.m. for around 40 minutes.
Police said Michimasa has denied the allegation and quoted him as saying he has no recollection of the incident.
According to police, Ichimasa was not acquainted with the teen, and the two were heading to classes that morning.
The incident came to light when the victim consulted with the police at Yokohama Station. Michimasa was identified by the girl after police reviewed station surveillance camera footage.© Japan Today