A 25-year-old guy and a 13-year-old girl run away from home because the girl's parents oppose their "relationship". Hello? Someone beats a little common sense into this guy. Couple arrive in Tokyo where cops are in place waiting to end their little journey. Only time will tell if these two are for real or the guy deserves some serious jail time.
Man convicted of abduction for running away with 13-year-old girlfriendMainichi Daily
A man who ran away to Tokyo with his 13-year-old girlfriend last year has been convicted of abduction.
The Tokyo District Court has sentenced 25-year-old Atsushi Tominaga to 18 months in prison, suspended for three years, for abduction of a minor.
"The girl was still young and didn't have the ability to make sound judgments. His actions adversely affected her education. The defendant is guilty, even though the girl agreed to go with him," Judge Yoichi Omura said as he handed down the ruling.
The judge explained that the term was suspended because Tominaga had not taken the girl against her will.
Tominaga took the girl from her home in August last year after her parents opposed their relationship, according to the ruling, before taking her on a 16-day trip around Kobe and Shinjuku-ku in Tokyo.