Police trap nets Daiwa Securities employee on groping charge

Kenji Taniguchi
Kenji Taniguchi has been accused of groping a woman inside a car of the JR Joban Line on April 26 (TVA Asahi)

CHIBA (TR) – Chiba Prefectural Police arrested a male employee of a large investment bank for allegedly molesting a woman inside a train car in Matsudo City after she lodged a complaint about repeated occurrences of the crime, reports TV Asahi (Apr. 27).

On the morning of April 26, Kenji Taniguchi, a 57-year-old employee of Daiwa Securities, allegedly fondled the buttocks of the woman, 38, inside a car of the JR Joban Line between Matsudo and Kameari stations.

On April 14, the woman consulted with police about persistent incidents of chikan, or groping. In apprehending Taniguchi, an officer in plain clothes was monitoring the inside of the train and saw the suspect committing the alleged crime.

Taniguchi is now under investigation for the other incidents reported by the woman.

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