Elderly man gropes thighs of 27-year-old police officer after she fell asleep next to him on train

Woman on train (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was arrested on a charge of molestation for allegedly groping the thighs of a young police officer who fell asleep next to him on a train, according to police in Japan.

Yokosuka police said that they have arrested 68-year-old Takahiro Yamada, after being accused of touching the thighs of the 27-year-old police officer.

Yamada was charged with one count of molestation. According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Sunday around 7:00 a.m.

The woman was traveling on the Keikyu Line train bound for the Shioiri Station, when she fell asleep next to Yamada. When Yamada noticed that the woman is sleeping, he began squeezing the thighs of the victim.

The woman woke up and grabbed the hand of the suspect. She then held him down by twisting his arm until other police officers arrived at the scene and arrested him.