Japan | Girl escapes 2-year captivity in Japan; man arrested

Girl escapes 2-year captivity in Japan; man arrested

March 28, 2016 2:29 PM (UTC+8)

 

(From AP)

Japanese police early Monday caught a 23-year-old man who had been sought since a teenage girl escaped his apartment after being held captive for nearly two years.

Police officers arrive at the apartment of abduction suspect Kabu Terauchi in Tokyo Monday
Police arrive at the apartment of abduction suspect Kabu Terauchi in Tokyo Monday

The girl’s disappearance from her hometown in Saitama, near Tokyo, when she was just 13, was major news in Japan at the time.

Police said the now-15-year-old girl escaped from suspect Kabu Terauchi’s apartment in downtown Tokyo on Sunday while he was shopping in Akihabara, a district known for technology and comic book geeks.

Saitama police said the girl, whose name was withheld because she is a minor, told investigators that she escaped when her captor forgot to lock the door. Read More

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