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Finance ministry staff member arrested for molesting teen girl in Shibuya

Japan's Ministry of Finance
Japan’s Ministry of Finance

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Monday announced the arrest of a staff member of the Ministry of Finance for the alleged molestation of a teenage girl commuting to school in Shibuya Ward on June 20, reports the Nikkan Sports (Sept. 30).

Officers from the Yoyogi Police Station took Seihisa Kasuya, a 41-year-old driver in the Ministry’s accounting section, into custody after he kissed the girl and touched her breasts.

“Will you be my friend?” the victim claims Kasuya said as he approached from behind before forcibly escorting her from a street to a nearby apartment in the Nishihara district where he committed the illegal acts.

The suspect has reportedly admitted to the allegations.

After the incident, the girl provided a description of the assailant and Kasuya was subsequently apprehended.

A spokesperson for the Ministry said the arrest is highly regrettable. “After obtaining all the facts, we will deal with the matter in a strict manner,” the spokesperson said.