Thursday, 23. October 2014
24. 07. 14. - 15:00
A Japanese man inspired by Austrian pervert Wolfgang Priklopil kidnapped a 10-year-old girl and kept her in a purpose-built cellar where he planned to train her to become the perfect wife.
The story of how Wolfgang Priklopil kidnapped 10-year-old Natascha Kampusch and held her for eight years in a purpose-built cellar, where she eventually became his girlfriend and lover, was one that went round the world.
And now Japanese police say that 49-year-old cartoonist Takeshi Fujiwara had attempted to carry out a carbon copy repeat of Priklopil's crime. He also targeted a 10-year-old girl, he also kidnapped her off the street while she was on her way to school, and he had also built a soundproofed secret room to keep her in. And finally, when arrested, he admitted that he wanted to make the girl into his lover.
The young girl had been kidnapped in Okayama Prefecture on the 14th July and was missing for five days before she was found at the 49-year-old man's home thanks to the child's mother. She had been suspicious of his car because it had driven past several times before the kidnapping took place and she had noted down part of the number plate.
Fujiwara has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and illegal confinement and when interviewed told police that he wanted to "raise her to be my ideal girl".
When officers burst into his home they discovered the child, named only as Sakura sitting watching cartoons in her pyjamas in a soundproof, windowless room that had been locked from the outside. According to detectives he had built the secret room at the end of last year at a cost of around 40,000 GBP.
Like nerdy computer technician Priklopil, Fujiwara also had few friends and lived alone at his home in Okayama's Kita Ward, where according to local residents he had little contact with anyone and seemed to avoid people. No evidence has been found that he held a regular job, but he told Okayama Prefectural Police at the time of his arrest that he was a children's cartoonist who worked from home.
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