Man kidnaps girl, 14, from Chiyoda game center
tokyoreporter.com -- Jul 17
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 47-year-old man for allegedly abducting a teenage girl and holding her at his residence for nearly two weeks, reports TBS News.

On July 2, Hiroshi Muraki, a resident of Shinjuku Ward, allegedly abducted the girl, 14, from a game center in Chiyoda Ward and brought her to his residence. He then held her there until July 13.

The girl was unharmed in the incident.

Muraki, who has been accused of abducting a minor, denies the allegations. "I brought her into [my] resident, but I did not abduct her," the suspect was quoted by police.

At some point after July 2, the mother went to police to report the girl missing. Muraki became a person of interest after an examination of security camera footage. The girl was found at the residence of the suspect on the evening of July 13.

「うちに来てもいいよ」と少女に声を掛けて自宅に住まわせていたということです。 村木洋容疑者(47)は今月2日、東京・千代田区のゲームセンターで、中学3年の14歳の少女に対し「うちに来てもいいよ。
News sources: tokyoreporter.com, ANNnewsCH
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