A pervert flasher has been arrested after asking a teenage victim to rate his tackle on a scale of 1 – 10 before handing her cash.
Businessman Taro Yakabe was arrested by cops after he pulled down his underwear in front of a 17-year-old high school girl and asked her to review his genitals.
The incident took place in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, in Japan, with the accused reportedly then handing his victim ¥3,000 following his explicit performance – which is equivalent to approximately £20.
Reports say the 52-year-old approached his victim outside Shioiri Station in Yokosuka at around 9:30pm on November 23 and gave the false pretence of asking her if she wanted to take part in a survey for which she would be paid.
Japan Today reports: "the girl went with him to a nearby car parking lot where he dropped his pants.
"Yakabe then asked the girl how she would rate him on a scale of one to 10, and gave her 3,000 yen and left.
"The girl reported the incident to a koban near the station."
It is stated that Yakabe – who is the manager of Hitachi Ltd’s planning division – had performed the same stunt to another victim 30 minutes earlier.
The earlier victim, reported to be in her 20s, was given ¥5,000 (approximately £35) by the accused man.
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Police were able to track Yakabe down thanks to CCTV on the streets – and by matching him to the description provided by his teenage victim.
He has since been arrested for his alleged crimes.
However, he has denied the charges brought against him – while also claiming he was drunk and has “no recollection” of either incident.
Tokyo Reporter quotes Yakabe telling officers at Yokosuka Police Station while denying the allegations: "I remember calling out to the girl, but I have no memory [of the incident] after that."
While the teen victim claimed he said to her: "I want you to help me with a survey", exposed himself, handed her 3,000 yen in cash, and then proclaimed: "With 10 being best, what score do you give me?"
Yakabe now stands to lose his job following the incident.
A spokesperson for Hitachi was quoted stating: "It is unfortunate that an employee was arrested. If [the allegations] are true, we will handle [the matter] strictly."
If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 0845 30 30 900 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.
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