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Police officer tries to kidnap 10-year-old girl because he wanted to get to know her

By Mason White 2:18 PM February 20, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A police officer was arrested on charges of attempted kidnapping after allegedly trying to lure a young girl into his car, police in Japan said.

Gunma Police said that they have arrested 24-year-old Nobuhiro Akiyama, on suspicion of attempting to kidnap the 10-year-old girl.

According to the police investigation, on Thursday, Akiyama allegedly used confidential information of the girl’s family to try to lure her into his car.

Police said Akiyama approached the girl, who was with a friend, around 4:00 p.m. He told the girl that her father was in a car accident and was at a hospital.

He then offered to take the girl to the hospital. However, the girl refused his offer and ran away. The girl told her mother what had happened, and the police were called.

Akiyama was arrested. The police officer told investigators that the girl was cute and he wanted to get to know her better.