Tochigi cops: Male nurse molested boy in shopping mall toilet

Suspect allegedly fondled the lower half of the body of the boy

Outside the Aeon Mall Sano Shin Toshi
Outside the Aeon Mall Sano Shin Toshi

TOCHIGI (TR) – Tochigi Prefectural Police have arrested a male nurse for allegedly molesting a 6-year-old boy at a shopping mall in Sano City, reports Nippon News Network (July 24).

At around 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, Yusuke Arai, 27, allegedly fondled the lower half of the body of the boy, a first-year elementary school student, inside a toilet at the Aeon Mall Sano Shin Toshi.

Arai, who has been charged with indecent assault, denies the charges.

According to the Sankei Shimbun (July 24), the boy, who was visiting the mall with his family from Gunma Prefecture, entered the toilet by himself. After the incident, the boy’s mother consulted with police.

Arai became a person of interest after police examined surveillance camera footage taken at the mall.

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