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18-year-old girl, boy arrested for assaulting, burning girl with lighter

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Police in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, have arrested an 18-year-old high school girl and an 18-year-old boy on suspicion of confining and assaulting another 18-year-old girl.

According to police, the victim suffered severe injuries after being beaten on the head and had parts of her body burned with a cigarette lighter, Kyodo News reported.

Police said the teenage suspects, who were arrested on Tuesday, are a high school girl from Hikone City and a part-time employee from Omihachiman City.

Police said the suspects contacted the victim via a messaging app in early August that read, “You've done sugar daddy dating, so bring us the money. No apology will end this matter.”

On Aug 18, the victim met the pair and handed over 20,000 yen in cash. They then beat her head and stomach and burned her hair and shoulders with a lighter. In addition to assaulting the girl, they locked her inside a vehicle for awhile.

A police investigation was launched after the victim filed a report at the end of August. Police did not release details about why the victim paid the suspects cash and what her relationship to them was.

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arrested an 18-year-old high school girl and an 18-year-old boy on suspicion of confining and assaulting another 18-year-old girl.

Yesterday there is 14-year-old girl stabbing her mother, now 18-year-old doing violance, what's wrong with these school kids?

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/14-year-old-girl-arrested-for-fatally-stabbing-mother-at-home

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It must be the summer heat…

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That is seriously messed up

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Animals !!

Reminds me of that shocking murder of Junko Furuta.

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18yo already, so hopefully they will be tried as adults and be subjected to the full responsibility of their actions.

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Reminds me of that shocking murder of Junko Furuta.

That’s a story I wish I could unread and forget about forever. Also says so much about the Japanese judicial system.

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That’s a story I wish I could unread and forget about forever. Also says so much about the Japanese judicial system.

To think most of those animals responsible only received 5 to 7 years imprisonment and all of them are now out and free continuing with their lives of crime. Not one of them should ever have been allowed to see the light of day again. Ogawa’s mother who vandalized Junko’s grave for “ruining he son’s life” should have spent 5-7 years in prison for that alone.

This case doesn’t sound anything like that - it’s nowhere near as bad, but it still sounds to me like a stiff prison sentence is warranted. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they receive a suspended sentence though - Japan only gives out stiff sentences if the crime affects the wealthy or powerful or big business interests, or if it involves a non-government approved drug.

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It sounds like basic extortion/blackmail. His girlfriend probably knew the victim from school, and threatened to snitch, if she didn't give them money to keep quiet.

The torture stuff was either due to envy on the girlfriend's part, or just simple sociopath/psychopath behavior done for simple pleasure of hurting someone.

The victim probably wouldn't have reported them, if they simply took the money, and left her unharmed.

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*Ogura’s mother, not Ogawa.

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I immediately thought of the K. Drama 'The Glory' when i saw this. What is wrong with these people, apart from being cruel and viscous?

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Definitely needs adult charges but the other stories about extreme bullying in Japan tend to not go in the victims favor sadly. Also Japan can’t decide if 18 is an adult or 20. The article’s released always go back and forth despite it legally being 18 now.

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 “You've done sugar daddy dating, so bring us the money. No apology will end this matter.”

I can pretty much guess the Japanese for this one but would love to hear what everyone would translate back into Japanese as. Remember to write it in the the tone of a 18 year old sociopath.

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It seems they have a monkey business

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Animals !!

Reminds me of that shocking murder of Junko Furuta.

This doesn't even begin to compare with what they did to that poor Junko Furuta girl.

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Police said the suspects contacted the victim via a messaging app in early August that read, “You've done sugar daddy dating, so bring us the money. No apology will end this matter.”

Does she have a sugar daddy? Helps with finances

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 What is wrong with these people, apart from being cruel and viscous?

GillislowTierSep. 7  12:55 pm JST

Definitely needs adult charges but the other stories about extreme bullying in Japan tend to not go in the victims favor sadly. Also Japan can’t decide if 18 is an adult or 20. The article’s released always go back and forth despite it legally being 18 now.

They are old enough to know that this is wrongful behavior, not mention sadistic and horrible.

naturalbokeSep. 7  01:03 pm JST

 “You've done sugar daddy dating, so bring us the money. No apology will end this matter.”

I can pretty much guess the Japanese for this one but would love to hear what everyone would translate back into Japanese as. Remember to write it in the the tone of a 18 year old sociopath.

I don't care what the ages are. Try them as adults and jail them!

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