School girl found tied to pipe inside man’s residence was there for month
tokyoreporter.com -- Aug 09
A high school girl from Saitama Prefecture who used a game console to alert police after a 44-year-old man confined her inside his residence had been there for one month, police have revealed, reports TV Asahi (Aug. 7).

At around 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Hiroyasu Goto, a company employee, allegedly tied the girl to an iron pipe with a wire rope inside his residence in Yokohama City’s Tsurumi Ward.

The girl then used a game console connected to the internet to submit a distress message on the web site for the Saitama Prefectural Police. Officers arriving at the residence found the girl unharmed inside.

On Thursday, the Yoshikawa Police Station revealed that the suspect met the girl last month. “On July 4, I met her in Shinjuku Ward and we went back to my residence,” he said.

Goto had previously told police that he met the girl online. About one month ago, the family of the girl reported to police that she had run away from home.

Police are now seeking the motive of the suspect for getting to know the girl.

女子高校生を自宅に監禁したとして逮捕された44歳の男がSNSで知り合った後、「先月4日に都内で待ち合わせをして自宅へ向かった」などと話していることが分かりました。  後藤弘泰容疑者は今月5日、横浜市の自宅マンションで埼玉県内の高校に通う女子高校生にワイヤを巻き付けるなどして監禁した疑いが持たれています。その後の捜査関係者への取材で、後藤容疑者が女子高校生とSNSで知り合った後、「先月4日に新宿区内で待ち合わせをして自宅へ向かった」などと話していることが分かりました。警察は女子高校生と知り合った経緯や動機などについて詳しく調べています。
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