Written with extracts translated from NHK
Content is altered to withhold the suspect’s name
October 16 2020
TOKYO – A former employee of the facility was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department for sexually assaulting a girl with intellectual disabilities who attended a facility in Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, and for taking a picture of the situation with a smartphone.
The suspect (44), a former employee of a facility in Katsushika Ward, a “day service after school” that takes care of children with disabilities.
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, the suspect is alleged to have sexually assaulted elementary school girls with intellectual disabilities who attended the facility more than 10 times in the office or at home from March to April last year. There is a suspicion that the photo was taken with a smartphone.
About 20 images were stored in the USB memory seized from home, and he admitted that he was “no doubt” in the investigation.
The suspect had been working at the facility for two years until in August.