Business owner lured 12-year-old girl to park with fake promise of modeling career before sexually assaulting her

By Mason White 11:32 AM October 20, 2017
Takashi Saito
Takashi Saito
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A man in Japan, who became famous for his online business idea, is now making headlines again for the wrong reason.

34-year-old Takashi Saito became famous for his mobile app named Sustina, which is a used clothing shopping mall, where people rent out their used clothes, bags and accessories.

Instead of buying new clothes, customers can rent assorted items from different people and return them after use.

Now, Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested the company executive for allegedly molesting a sixth-grade student after luring her into a park.

Police were called by the mother of a 12-year-old girl who reported that she was groped by a man who offered to make her into a model.

According to police, the suspect approached the girl near the park in Shibuya, Tokyo, as she was heading home.

He told the girl that she was very cute and asked if she wanted to join his modeling agency. He then asked her to join him in the park for a photo-shoot.

However, the man, who does not have a modeling agency, molested the girl by fondling her chest and stroking her hair.

Police reviewed security camera from the area and saw Saito talking to the girl before walking towards the park with her.

Saito was arrested and charged with indecent assault.