A 60-year-old man in Japan has denied molesting a 24-year-old woman after being accused to touching her chest without her consent.
He reportedly denied his molestation charges by saying he only touched one of her bosoms instead of both, according to Tochigi Television.
The incident happened on 24 January at a hotel in Nikko City, in the Tochigi prefecture, which is known for their scenic views.
The victim and the accused were believed to have been in Nikko city for leisure, when the police were called in at about 7pm.
Sora News 21 reported that the elderly man was then arrested for molestation, but he denied the charges by saying that he only touched one of the woman’s bosom instead of two.
Sora News 21 also reported that it could’ve been a language issue, citing how in the Japanese language, there is no difference between singular and plural nouns.
They said that when the man was arrested for touching the woman’s “mune (which is Japanese for bosom)”, it could be interpreted at either both or just one.
Japanese netizens have slammed the man for his bizarre defence, saying that it’s not an excuse and asking him if he thinks it will lighten his crime, calling it gross.
Another netizen added that regardless of whether he touched one or two bosoms, a crime is a crime.