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The Tokyo District Court on Monday rejected a suit filed by a man seeking damages over the emotional distress he suffered after a high school girl wrongly accused him of groping her on a train in May 1994.

Presiding Judge Toshifumi Shibata said that, while there was no evidence to substantiate the case against the man, his arrest was not unreasonable as he had been standing in front of the girl on the packed train.

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