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19-year-old mother, 2 friends arrested over child abuse

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An unemployed 19-year-old single mother and two of her girlfriends, aged 19 and 16, have been arrested for child abuse on at least two occasions.

According to police, the mother and her two friends tied her one-year-old son's feet together and scribbled on his face at the mother's apartment in Tokyo's Adachi Ward, Fuji TV reported. On another occasion, they inserted a tube from a stethoscope into the child's nose and mouth.

The incidents occurred last October and November, police said.

Photos of these incidents were then posted on Twitter, police said. One image was seen by a woman who reported it to police.

Police said the mother's smartphone also contained images of her and her friends laughing while they were carrying out the abuse.

Police said the mother admitted posted the photos but denied inserting the tube into her son's nose and mouth. Her two friends have admitted to the charges, saying they did it just for fun, police said.

The mother said she had acquired the stethoscope when she was pregnant so she could listen to her baby's heartbeat.

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Mix a lack of empathy, ignorance, narcissism & "social" media and you get my favorite cocktail: Dystopia

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Someone should tie her legs together and scribble on her face.

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Someone should tie her legs together and scribble on her face.

If only someone had, we wouldn't be hearing about this.

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this evil girl needs to be sterilized so this wont happen again.

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darknuts at Feb. 11, 2017 - 04:43PM JST Someone should tie her legs together and scribble on her face.

Let's respond to abuse with more abuse. Great idea!

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How old was the poor abused child?

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That is how their cultures teach them to survive. Common sense does provide an obvious answer that fighting violance with violance is insane, if not dumb, but the calls for vigilantism and capital punishments for abusers and criminals are dominating all those forums. You can not expect the society to improve with such bloodthirsty average citizens.

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"That is how their cultures teach them to survive. Common sense does provide an obvious answer that fighting violance with violance is insane, if not dumb, but the calls for vigilantism and capital punishments for abusers and criminals are dominating all those forums. You can not expect the society to improve with such bloodthirsty average citizens."

A voice of reason - at last. I have come to the conclusion that most people just don't understand this concept - so violence will continue to prosper.

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Photos of these incidents were then posted on Twitter

and the stupidity continued as she plastered pictures all over social media as if this is a normal thing. Actually her doing this could have saved the child's life and future.

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said it before and I'll say it again. I've never seen another country with so many parents who do the most sadistic, evil things to their own children. A completely defenceless baby in this case.

A sad reflection on Japanese society

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This 19 year old who has made her family so very proud needs a name so all in her neighbor hood will recognize her.

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Sounds to me like they were playing with the kid, not hurting him.

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Sounds to me like they were playing with the kid, not hurting him.

If tying a baby's feet together and forcing a tube into it's mouth and nose is your idea of play, I pray you don't have kids

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That's all really sick. Obviously has no natural maternal instincts.

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Someone should tie her legs together and scribble on her face.

Someone should tie them all up together and scribble on their faces.

Police said the mother’s smartphone also contained images of her and her friends laughing while they were carrying out the abuse.

Your own child. You did this to your own child you sick pathetic excuse for slime.

Her two friends have admitted to the charges, saying they did it just for fun, police said

I hope they go to prison where someone will take great delight in torturing them. This is beyond disgusting. I can't even find the words.

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I think child services should take away the kids "just for fun"

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I'm at work reading this and i just started crying while reading this. To know the pain, anguish and suffering this baby had to endure by the only person who's job it was to protect him made my heart break. And the fact that she allowed her friends to do it too? These women should have their tubes/ovaries/reproductive systems removed to ensure they would NEVER have children to do this again. Plus a SUPER STRICT 100 yard ban restricting them from ANY children. I'm still crying here and hope no one saw me wiping my tears. That poor baby.

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sir bentley- I hear you loud and clear. As the proud papa of a 1 year and 4 month old child, stories where children or babies are harmed just cut through my heart like a kitchen knife. So I hear you. Let us take comfort in that those three Gorgons are now in police custody.

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