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Girls basketball coach admits to fondling player’s breasts saying he just wanted to give her massage

By Mason White 2:02 PM August 25, 2017
Takayuki Yamanashi
Takayuki Yamanashi
By: Alexis Bell

A girls basketball coach told police that he fondled a player’s chest because he wanted to give her a massage, according to police in Japan.

Aikawa police said that they have arrested 43-year-old Takayuki Yamanashi, after being accused of following the 14-year-old player into a bathroom and fondling her breasts.

Yamanashi has been charged with one count of indecent assault.

According to the police investigation, Yamanashi has been a basketball coach for the past five years.

On Saturday, Yamanashi coached a game played by 14-year-old girls.

Before the start of the game, Yamanashi told the victim that she can use a massage to improve her performance.

He directed her into the bathroom, and locked the door.

He then fondled her breasts.

The girl later told a teammate and police were called.

During questioning, Yamanashi told police that he did not mean to sexually assault the girl and he just gave her a massage to improve her performance.

Police believe that there might be other victims.