• Kyodo


The Yonago branch of the Tottori District Court on Wednesday sentenced a 30-year-old unemployed woman to three years in prison for snatching a newborn baby girl from a hospital in Yonago, Tottori Prefecture.

Tatsuyo Kamoda, of Sakaiminato, pleaded guilty to abducting the infant Jan. 8 to make her lover, who was married to another woman, believe that she had given birth to his baby. The child, born six hours before the abduction, was found safe six days later at Kamoda’s home.

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