High School Teacher arrested for molesting woman on train


Police said Friday they have arrested a 28-year-old high school teacher from Sagamihara in Kanagawa Prefecture, for allegedly molesting a woman on a train.

According to a report on TV Asahi, the incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday on an Odakyu Line train traveling between Zama and Ebina Stations. The teacher, 28, is alleged to have fondled the breasts of a 30-year-old temporary worker while she was sleeping.

Police said that the suspect disembarked at Ebina Station, at which point the victim called for help. Some bystanders detained the man until police arrived.

The Kanagawa Board of Education released a statement to the media saying that after confirming the charges, they will deal strictly with the accused.

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