Man masquerading as target woman asks to be fondled
In April a man fondled a 23-year-old woman on the JR Wakayama Line in Osaka prefecture. The victim protested and when the train stopped the woman grabbed the guy and turned him into the station police. The 49-year-old suspect claimed that the woman had posted a fondling invitation on a "Pervert Exhange" BBS online and that he was only taking advantage of her request. He was released from custody.
The police continued to investigate and on July 9 re-arrested the suspect on suspicion of violating the prefectural prohibition of obscene acts law. The police say the suspect posed as the victim online and invited men to fondle her. Additional charges are pending.
"Pervert Exchange" (AKA:"Chikan Play") sites are free, legal internet bulletin boards where people who want to be fondled can meet fondlers. The sites openly assist mutual-consent fondling. If a participant later claimed he or she was the subject of a criminal fondling act, legal experts say it would be difficult to prosecute the case.
According to the police, the suspect in the April incident had stalked the victim, noted her commuting routine, and then, posing as the woman, posted the details on a chikan play website. Masquerading as the woman, and using a false name, the man described "herself" and her attire and stated that she usually doesn’t like to be groped on the train but on April 30 she would be in the mood for being touched. She included her location on the train and asked men to fondle her. On the train, the man found the woman and fondled her.
Real-time fondling GPS
Police say the man had also previously posted "real time" fondling location data. In this method, instead of learning the female target’s train travelling times in advance, the suspect had spotted his target victim in a train car and immediately gone online posing as the target and saying "she" was available for fondling. She indicated the train line, her attire and her location on the train.
Men who use the chikan play websites and who desire to fondle women on trains can check the website while commuting by train in the hopes of finding a woman’s groping invitation on the same train.
Translation of Japanese message suspect posted on fondler’s website: "I want to be touched. I take the JR Wakayama Line and I get on the train at Kokawa station at 7:10 AM. The train has 4 carriages and I always get in the second carriage or the last carriage. My face has a normal expression. I’m a little chubby. I put my makeup on in the train so you can spot me. I have large breasts and sensitive nipples. I want you to touch me softly. If there is time, I want you to touch me directly and lick me. Somebody please fondle me." (signed) Yu-san…Yui