TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday arrested a 52-year-old officer for molesting a woman on a train in Saitama Prefecture, reports NHK (Sep. 25).
At around midnight on Friday, Yasuhiko Hori, a detective in the anti-organized crime division of the Takinogawa Police Station, is alleged to have fondled the lower body of the woman, 22, inside a car of the Tobu Tojo Line in Fujimino City.
Hori, who has been charged with violating a public nuisance ordinance, denies the allegations. “I did not do chikan,” the suspect is quoted by police in referring to molestation.
Once the train arrived at Kami-Fukuoka Station, the woman grabbed the suspect’s arm. Upon the arrival of police to the scene, a 29-year-old male also inside the train said that he saw the suspect molest the woman, according to TV Asahi (Sep. 25).
Hori told police that he had been out drinking prior to the incident.