• Kyodo


Prosecutors demanded a 15-year prison term Friday for a 39-year-old man charged with abducting a girl in 1990 and confining her to his home in Niigata Prefecture for more than nine years.

Nobuyuki Sato “deprived the victim of a growth period that would have provided the basis for her life, causing grave consequences — an irrecoverable loss to her life and serious physical problems,” the prosecutors said in a statement.

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