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Hyogo man does ‘not remember’ exposing self to woman in train

HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested a 58-year-old man over for allegedly exposing himself to a woman inside a train earlier this year, reports the Kobe Shimbun (May 11).

At around 7:15 p.m. on March 26, the suspect, a company employee, allegedly exposed his lower body to the woman, 29, while she was seated inside a JR Kobe Line train traveling between Kakokawa and Nishi-Akashi stations.

During the incident, which extended for nearly 10 minutes, the suspect also touched his genital area, police said.

Upon his arrest on suspicion of violating a prefectural public nuisance ordinance, the man said, “I do not clearly remember.”

When the train arrived at Kakokawa Station, the woman exited the carriage and reported the incident to a nearby koban police box.

The man lives in Kakokawa City. Police identified him by viewing security camera footage.