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Tokyo man arrested for kidnapping 9-year-old girl he met via online game

A Tokyo man has actually been arrested on uncertainty of kidnapping a 9-year-old schoolgirl he met with an online game and also constraining her for greater than 2 days, with investigatory resources stating he had actually welcomed her to play with each other via the game’s voice conversation feature.

The home of Akihito Otake in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward | KYODO

Akihito Otake, 38, that was arrested on Saturday, has actually confessed to the cost of kidnapping her in his automobile on a roadway in the city of Yokohama, around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, cops claimed. The girl did not endure any kind of injuries.

The 2 were playing an online game in which several gamers in various teams take on each various other. The girl, that was playing the game with the smart device of among her moms and dads, is thought to have actually connected with Otake via the game’s voice conversation feature on when and also where to satisfy.

The girl had actually informed some buddies whom she was having fun with at a park Wednesday that she was mosting likely to satisfy “a friend in Tokyo.” But after she stopped working to return residence past her time limit at 5 p.m., her mommy signaled the cops.

Using regional safety and security cam video footage, the cops were ultimately able to recognize Otake’s automobile and also tracked him to his home in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward. They quit him for wondering about as he was leaving his home by automobile around 3 a.m. Saturday, and also located the girl in the rear seat.

The cops after that arrested Otake and also took the girl right into safety protection.


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