Man, 47, accused of using pepper spray to molest girl

tokyoreporter.com -- Apr 29
CHIBA (TR) – Chiba Prefectural Police have arrested a 47-year-old who allegedly used pepper spray to molest a girl in Ichikawa City earlier this year, reports Chiba Television Broadcasting.

At around 8:00 p.m. on January 25, Hideo Yokoyama, of no known occupation, sprayed the girl in the face with pepper spray inside a toilet in a building in the city. He then fondled her body.

The girl, 18, suffered injuries that required one week to heal, police said.

Upon his arrest on suspicion of indecent assault on Tuesday, Yokoyama declined to comment on the allegations.

Hideo Yokoyama (Twitter)

According to police, Yokoyama was not acquainted with the girl. After the incident, she consulted with a koban police box.

The suspect surfaced as a person of interest for police after an examination of security camera footage.

Police are now investigating whether Yokoyama was behind another similar incident earlier this month.

- tokyoreporter.com

女装して女子トイレに入り、待ち伏せていたとみられています。  千葉県市川市の無職・横山秀行容疑者(47)は1月、市内のビルの女子トイレで18歳の少女の顔に催涙スプレーのようなものを掛けてけがをさせ、わいせつな行為をした疑いが持たれています。  防犯カメラに髪の長い不審な人物がトイレに入る様子が映っていて、警察は横山容疑者がかつらで女装して待ち伏せていたとみています。  取り調べに対して横山容疑者は黙秘しています。  市川市内では他にも同様の被害があり、警察は余罪を調べる方針です。 - ANNnewsCH