Florida man suspected of attacking a 3-year-old girl inside a church closet told deputies he blamed anime and Japanese graphic novels, according to WJAX.
Justin Hughes, 31, told authorities his behavior was caused by watching anime and reading Japanese graphic novels, more commonly known as manga, according to the report on actionnewsjax.com., a CBS and Fox news affiliated station serving the Jacksonville area.
“Do you have children?” Hughes asked detectives. “If you do, keep them away from anime and manga. They’re perverted and sick, I am an idiot.”
Hughes was seen on a surveillance tape coaxing the girl into the closet and shutting the door, the victim can be seen leaving the closest 15 minutes later, WJAX reported.
A 31-year-old Florida man accused of coaxing and molesting a 3-year-old girl told detectives he did so because of the contents of Japanese manga and anime.