Last month a man was caught red-handed groping an innocent office lady on a train in Kyoto, in violation of the region’s laws against causing public disturbances. The man was put under immediate arrest, and while this admittedly unfortunate event may seem a bit too tame to be newsworthy, the offender was none other than the head patrol officer of Osaka’s police force! Apparently, this groping incident was far from the first for this once-respected officer.

Admitting his guilt, the patrol officer explained his motive as follows: “After accidentally brushing my hand against a woman’s body, I just couldn’t forget that soft, tender feeling.” He has now confessed to molesting around 30 unsuspecting women since last October.

Following the incident, the officer was to be suspended from duty for one month as a disciplinary measure. That same day, he turned in his resignation. It’s surely no coincidence that on the very same morning prosecutors filed suspect charges against the head officer for the crime of molesting a middle school-aged girl.

According to the charges on file, this young girl was riding on the Kintetsu Kyoto railway line between Koudo and Okubo when she felt a suspicious touch on the right side of her butt. She snapped a photo of the offender, identifying her molester as none other than Osaka’s head patrol officer. It is thanks to this evidence that the man was under investigation and surveillance, and sure enough, six days later he was caught in the act of molesting a female company worker.

As of now, there are no more details on the middle schooler’s case, but prosecution is of the opinion that “severe measures” should be taken.

Source: Sponichi Annex