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On the morning of April 13, 1999, freelance writer Naoki Ito was on a rush-hour train in Tokyo, heading home after working all night. Just after the train left Ikebukuro Station, a high school girl turned to him, grabbed him by the wrist and said, “Cut it out.”

An accusation from a girl on a packed train could only mean one thing — he was suspected of groping. But Ito claims he never touched her.

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