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78-year-old mayor fondles 2 women in public

By Mason White 1:13 PM November 16, 2015
Mamoru Okubo 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) An elderly mayor was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after allegedly sexually assaulting two women during public events, police in Japan said.

Ibaraki police said that they have arrested 78-year-old Mamoru Okubo, the mayor of Yachiyo, after being accused of sexually abusing two women in separate incidents.

According to the police investigation, Okubo was sitting next to a 50-year-old woman during a performance at a hotel and fondled her against her will.

Okubo denied the allegations.

In another incident, Okubo is alleged to have touched the chest of singer Yuriko Sanjo during an event attended by approximately 200 people.

The event was broadcast on television. According to witnesses at the scene, Okubo was called to a back room after the performance ended.

He then lifted her shirt and pushed money into her bra.