TOKYO (TR) – A male police inspector has been arrested for allegedly molesting a woman on a train near JR Ikebukuro Station after he went drinking, reports TV Asahi (April 1).
Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested Toshiharu Wakatsuki, 46, inspector on an investigation team, on suspicion of molesting the 28-year-old woman on the JR Shonan Shinjuku Line train between Ikebukuro and Omiya stations late at night on Friday.
Wakatsuki has admitted to the charges, telling police he “felt the woman’s buttocks.”
The woman grabbed Wakatsuki’s right hand after he committed the alleged crime and said, “You just grabbed me.” They both then disembarked at Omiya Station, police said.
Two male witnesses accompanied them to a station office, where the sexual harassment was reported to police.
A representative of Tokyo Metropolitan Police said, “It’s regrettable that an officer was arrested over such charges.”