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Nishinomiya man not prosecuted over alleged confinement of school girl at Nagoya Station

AICHI (TR) – Prosecutors here have announced the non-prosecution of a man from Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture over the alleged confinement of a high school girl in Nagoya City last month, reports Nippon News Network (July 6).

On the night of June 15, officers from the Nakamura Police Station apprehended Takashi Akao, 38, of no known occupation, after he was found with the girl, a 16-year-old high school student, inside his vehicle in front of JR Nagoya Station.

According to previous reports, the girl, a resident of Ichinomiya City, had been bound with a rope. She was not injured in the incident.

Takashi Akao (Twitter)

On Friday, prosecutors with the Nagoya District Public Prosecutor’s Office announced the non-prosecution of Akao. No reason for the non-prosecution was given.

The ordeal began at 9:30 p.m. on June 15 when Akao allegedly bound the girl with the rope inside the vehicle at an unspecified location and demanded sex from her. They then drove to Nagoya Station, where she was held captive for about one and a half hours.

At some point, a friend of the victim reported the incident to authorities. After his apprehension in front of the station, Akao admitted to allegations of confinement.