UTSUNOMIYA, Tochigi Pref. (Kyodo) A woman under arrest for breaking a 3-month-old girl's legs at a children's goods shop in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, in May was served a fresh warrant Saturday on suspicion of breaking the left leg of another infant at the store about 20 minutes earlier.
Yuko Sotome, 28, has owned up to the assault, saying she was "envious of families who looked happy," local police said.
In addition to assaulting the 3-month-old, Sotome, who lived in the city, allegedly twisted and broke the left leg of a 2-month-old boy at the shop on the morning of May 26 after asking the mother to let her hold the child.
Sotome allegedly told the mother, "Your baby is adorable, let me hold your baby," and assaulted him during the roughly five minutes she spent holding him.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Japanese woman randomly breaking babies' legs.
Japan is so strange. From Japan Times: