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Molestation control police officer caught fondling 19-year-old student while riding train

By Mason White 1:19 PM October 30, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A police officer who worked for the Molestation Control Division, was caught fondling a 19-year-old college student while riding a train, police in Japan said.

The Kanagawa Prefectural Police arrested the head of the enforcement division on Tuesday, for allegedly groping the teenager in Hiratsuka City.

The incident unfolded around 10:00 p.m., when 30-year-old Hironori Nagasaki, approached the woman, who is a college student, and touched her body.

The victim screamed and the officer fled the scene. He was later detained by a male passerby, who called the police. Nagasaki has admitted to the allegations made against him.

Nagasaki, who oversees the division responsible for patrolling trains from sexual predators, was placed on administrative leave.

“We deeply apologize to the victim and local residents. We will investigate the matter further, and deal with it in the strictest manner,” a spokesperson for the police said in a statement.