A teacher arrested for groping his female pupil and forcing her to strip off whilst donning an apron explained to her that he was doing so in order to “exorcise a cat spirit” which had possessed her.
The 33-year-old Chiba juku manager told an 18-year-old schoolgirl attending the establishment that “there’s a cat spirit possessing you” and that he would exorcise it for her.
He then had her strip off, don an apron, and then lie on a mat. He then began “touching the lower half of her body and so on,” according to reports.
Previously he had apparently been attempting to persuade his students of his ability to sense the spirit realm.
The matter came to light after the girl discussed the “exorcism” with her parents, and police soon filed charges of indecent assault.
The teacher admits the charges, saying “I was interested in the girl.” He also admitted to police “I was interested in child pornography,” although just why he selected an 18-year-old in light of this is not clear.