Man arrested for confining teenage girl in Yokohama home

Saitama prefectural police have arrested a 44-year-old man for allegedly confining a high school girl in his home in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Police said the girl had been reported missing as a runaway by her parents about a month ago.
According to police, Hiroyasu Goto, a company manager, was arrested at his home in Tsurumi Ward at around 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday night, Sankei Shimbun reported. The girl was tied to a metal pipe in his living room, but was not injured.
Police said the girl had managed to seek help after Goto let her use a game console connected to the internet on Wednesday afternoon. She sent a message to Saitama police.
Police said Goto and the girl became acquaintances on a members-only social networking site.

© Japan Today
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