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2 ex-workers at facility for disabled arrested for abusing teenage resident

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Police in Tsuyama, Okayama Prefecture, have arrested two former workers at a facility for disabled people on suspicion of assaulting a teenage resident.

According to police, Masami Nishimoto, 58, a children’s instructor, and Yoshihiko Kokushi, 46, a nurse, who are former employees at Tsuyama Hikari Gakuen Hikari no Kaze, are accused of assaulting a 16-year-old intellectually disabled boy at the facility, Sankei Shimbun reported. Nishimoto and Kokusho were fired on Oct 15 and arrested on Oct 18.

Police said that on June 28 just after 5 p.m. while the teenager was eating his dinner, Nishimoto flicked his forehead with his finger and stuffed toilet paper into his mouth. At around 7:30 a.m. on Aug 29, Kokushi is accused of slapping the teen’s face with the palm of his hand, causing him to fall off a chair while he was eating breakfast.

Local media also reported that on Sept 25, Nishimoto and Kokushi threatened a co-worker on the street, swinging a baseball bat and golf club at the employee.

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Absolute scum the both of them. Bullying and assaulting a disabled kid, how tough. Hope the two violent rats are jailed and never work again.

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We all better wouldn’t really like to know everything what’s really going on at all those facilities worldwide, like those for seniors, disabled, children without parents and so on. No one of us could stand the full truth, that’s obvious. There are of course also a lot of wonderful and caring examples, but on average and all the issues below the radar? A taboo and very big disgrace for our civilization, without doubt.

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What the hell is wrong with people? I feel sick.

Lock them up for good.

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 Masami Nishimoto, 58, a children’s instructor, and Yoshihiko Kokushi, 46, a nurse

There are your mentally disturbed pieces of trash.

Hopefully karma rips these two useless viruses for the rest of their time.

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Local media also reported that on Sept 25, Nishimoto and Kokushi threatened a co-worker on the street, swinging a baseball bat and golf club at the employee

These two nut jobs should be patients not carers.

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People like this should have been screened before they were hired, and if they were they will FAIL every step of the way. The fact that this took place shows that employees are NOT being screened.

With the proper salary $$ top of the line staff can be found and hired, but when the operators do not spend enough on salary you get people like these THUGS.

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Carework is one of the hardest jobs to fill especially during the pandemic.

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Don't mean to be picky but:

"intellectuals disabled" should be "intellectually disabled"

Moderator: Thank you. It has been corrected.

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This sounds even more terrible because there is no report about the boy doing anything to anger the "teacher" and "nurse" (they aren't really those, so the quotation marks). And you can't help but wonder if this is the first victim of these monsters.

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That didn't happen in Japan, the people are respectful and the police will arrest you if things like that happened and you will be locked away for years!!! NOT just apologize and you can get out and do the same thing over and over and the police will interrogate the person who reported the crime and not the suspect.

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To be honest, working in a care facility does take a toll on you but that doesn't justify actions like these. They deserve a harsh sentence.

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