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Kanagawa: Man, 23, accused of licking hair of woman at station

KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly licking the hair of a woman at a railway station in Yokohama last year, reports Nippon News Network (Jan. 5).

In May, Ryo Kikuchi, of no known occupation, came up from behind the woman, a 29-year-old company worker, on an escalator at Shin-Yokohama Station and licked her hair.

Kikuchi admits to the allegations, police said.

at Shin-Yokohama Station
at Shin-Yokohama Station (Twitter)

After the incident, the victim found saliva in her hair and alerted police.

Using both the results of a DNA analysis of the saliva and security camera footage, police labeled Kikuchi as a person of interest in the case.