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Saitama cops: Man molested woman on JR train

Yoichi Satomi
Yoichi Satomi

SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly molesting a woman inside a train car of East Japan Railway early Saturday morning, reports Nippon News Network (Oct. 2).

Between 5:40 and , Yoichi Satomi, a resident of Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture, allegedly fondled the chest of the woman, aged in her 20s, inside a first-class car of the JR Takasaki Line as it traveled between Omiya and Kita-Konosu stations.

After exiting the train, the woman contacted an acquaintance who then alerted police. An officer from the Takasaki Police Station then apprehended Satomi on suspicion of indecent assault near JR Takasaki Station.

According to police, the suspect was on his way home after an evening of drinking in Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture prior to the incident. In committing the crime, the suspect forced the woman into the first-class car.