A man suspected to have been involved in numerous cases of sexual assault on women throughout Hino city and other nearby areas of western Tokyo has been arrested after failing to steal the underwear of an 8-year-old girl.
The 41-year-old man attempted this misdeed back in May when he apparently approached his young victim from behind on a motorcycle and forced her skirt up to try and forcibly remove her undergarments, with the girl kneeling down in defense and thus thwarting his efforts, after which he drove off.
Upon apprehension by police (and being charged with attempted sexual assault), the suspect stated that he “does not recall the incident” – a fruitless endeavor as it was revealed that he left evidence at the scene linking him to the case.
The alleged thief:
Police are investigating further (or else trying to clear their unsolved case log quite nicely), believing the man is responsible for over 60 similar instances of sexual assault on both women and children in the region.