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Tokyo cops: NPO director molested mentally handicapped woman

Hidechika Myoga
Hidechika Myoga

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday arrested the representative director of a non-profit organization for molesting a mentally handicapped woman in Fuchu City, reports Nippon News Network (Jan. 9).

In November of 2014, Hidechika Myoga, 38, allegedly fondled the chest of the woman, who was 26 at the time, on the premises of an institution. He is also alleged to have reached into her pants and touched the lower half of her body.

Myoga, who has been charged with indecent assault, has chosen to not comment to police on the charges.

In March of last year, the victim consulted with a Fuchu government office. When confronted about the matter, the suspect at that time admitted to some aspects of the claims. “A kiss was forced, but I did not (inappropriately) touch (her),” the suspect said, according to what the office told police.

The suspect heads Musashi no Fukushi-kai, which is a care and nursing center for handicapped patients with five divisions and 38 personnel.

Police are now investigating whether Myogo had committed similar crimes previously.