Tokyo man held for molesting Pokemon Go player

Suspect stalked victim before covering her mouth from behind

Satake Toshihiko
Satake Toshihiko

TOKYO (TR) – A man was arrested on Friday in Hino City for stalking a woman who was playing popular game app Pokemon Go before bear-hugging her from behind, covering her mouth and molesting her body.

Satake Toshihiko, 25, was arrested on indecent assault charges for allegedly trailing a woman in her 20s on a road before throwing his arms around her, covering her mouth with his hand and molesting the lower half of her body at around 12 a.m. on Friday, TBS News reports (August 13).

Toshihiko has admitted to the charges, telling police he “went up to a woman I don’t know and touched the lower half of her body.”

A police officer on patrol noticed the suspect stalking the victim before he molested her and arrested him on the spot, the Sankei Shimbun reported.

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