Man reaches under skirt of woman and rubs her thighs while she was busy playing Pokemon Go in park

Playing Pokemon Go at park (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after allegedly reaching under the skirt of a woman who was playing Pokemon Go in a park, according to police in Japan.

Aichi police said that they have arrested the 49-year-old man, who was not identified, after sitting down next to the 27-year-old woman and rubbing her thighs.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Monday around 4:30 a.m., at the Tsuruma Park.

Pokemon Go players have been flocking to the park after the water fountain was designated as an area where rare characters appear.

As the woman was sitting at the edge of a flower pot waiting for Pokemon to appear, the suspect sat down next to her and put his hand under her skirt.

He then touched her thighs.

The suspect then tried to flee from the scene, but the victim and her friend managed to tackle him and held him down until police arrived to arrest him.