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Tokyo cops arrest erotic manga illustrator for molesting teen girl

Shoji Dodai
Shoji Dodai

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 45-year-old illustrator of erotic manga for molesting a teenage girl commuting to school in Nakano Ward, reports TBS News (Dec. 25).

At 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Shoji Dodai (@nei2nd), a resident of Nerima Ward, allegedly used a bicycle to approach the girl, a 16-year-old middle school student, from behind and fondle her buttocks on a road in the Kamisaginomiya area.

Dodai, who has been charged with indecent assault, admits to the allegations. “I wanted to grab the buttocks of a young girl with nice legs,” the suspect is quoted by police. “I did it to relieve work-related stress.”

Dodai’s work often depicts busty young girls posing seductively, pleasuring themselves or being sexually violated.

Since July, police have received about 10 complaints of similar crimes taking place in the same area. Police believe it is likely that Dodai was also behind these other crimes.