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Ex-pro soccer player makes obscene remark to women in elevator

Kenichiro Odagiri
Kenichiro Odagiri (Twitter)
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a former professional soccer player for making an obscene remark to three women in Toshima Ward earlier this year, reports Sankei Sports (July 14).

Between the night of February 5 and the following morning, Kenichiro Odagiri, a 36-year-old former player for the Kamatamare Sanuki, a second-division team in the J-league, allegedly made the remark to the women, aged in their 20s and 30s, inside an elevator while it was in the basement of a building at JR Otsuka Station.

“If I give you 5,000 yen, will you look at my lower body?” he reportedly queried to the victims. “Please, for just 5 minutes.”

Odagiro, who has been accused of violating a public nuisance ordinance, admits to the allegations. “I got a pleasant feeling in seeing their reactions,” the suspect was quoted by the Sugamo Police Station.

The matter emerged after the women lodged a complaint with police. Officers later examined security camera footage in confirming the claims of the victims.