OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested an officer who is alleged to have molested two women in Hirakata City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Sept. 2).
At around 2:05 a.m. on August 24, Yuhei Magono, 24, who is an officer at the Minami Police Station, allegedly approached a woman, aged in her 20s, from behind on a road, put his hand over her mouth and grabbed her buttocks.
Magono, who has been charged with indecent assault, was prosecuted on September 2. He denies the charges, telling police he does not know anything about the case.
During the investigation, police connected Magono to a separate case in the same city that took place in June in which he is alleged to have fondled the buttocks of a different woman, according to the Mainichi Broadcasting System (Sept. 3). “I lifted her skirt in jest but I did not touch her buttocks,” police quoted Magono, who was arrested for a second time on September 3.