Japan: Court accepts 10-year-old girl’s complaint over molestation

A court has accepted a previously rejected criminal complaint filed by a 10-year-old girl, ruling that she was not too young to bring an accusation of molestation.

The Kanazawa branch in Ishikawa Prefecture of the Nagoya High Court ordered the Toyama District Court on Tuesday to review its rejection of an indictment against a 42-year-old man for sexual molestation due to the young age of the girl filing the complaint.

The Kanazawa court said she explained “in detail about her suffering as a fifth-grader who was able to achieve a normal academic record.”

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