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2 men arrested for sexually assaulting and robbing woman

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Police in Tokyo have arrested two men on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female acquaintance at an apartment in Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, in January 2020.

According to police, Kazuya Hatakeyama, 23, a construction worker from Yamato, and Keiji Onishi, 21, a construction worker from Tokyo’s Nerima Ward, also stole 200,000 in cash from the victim, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Police said the two men are accused of bringing the victim to Hatakeyama’s apartment and sexually assaulting her. The woman told police one of them threatened to kill her if she “dared to make a commotion.” Furthermore, she said she was forced into giving the suspects money to stop the rape and was taken to a an ATM machine where she withdrew 200,000 yen and gave to the men.

The woman told police she met Hatakeyama at a club in Tokyo two to three months before the incident.

After their arrest on Wednesday, the suspects denied the allegations, saying the sex was consensual and that the money was a loan, police said. Hatakeyama was also quoted as stating, “I was under the impression that she liked me.”

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“I was under the impression that she liked me.”

I often had this impression too.

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January 2020.

Hmmm. ... . It is April 2021 now. So, 12 plus 4 is 16...16 months ago.

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How many times have they gotten away with it before?

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She was brave to speak up knowing the clumsiness of the police when dealing with women who have been assaulted

19 ( +20 / -1 )

Yaks at play. Nothing will be done. The girl will be persuaded to drop the accusation, and the construction industry will proceed as usual.

16 months before this even makes the news. All the necessary arrangements must have been made.

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She was probably attracted to their builder's bums. Indeed the poor woman was set up badly by 2 chinpira.

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A prepared and safely placed razor blade in the bra or underwear or covered as necklace and such will do. She can treat the attackers once and for all well and then ‘swim’ unhurt out of those strange guys bloody tainted apartment. Be creative, design something wonderful that fits for your cases.

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If it was a simple robbery, then there is a chance that these perpetrators will be punished. But since it involves sexual assault, and Japanese justice system is very pro-rapists, I am willing to bet everything I have that there will be no prosecution of these 2 perpetrators. Sexual assaults and rape is not only almost never punished in Japan, when combined with other crimes, it lowers the punishment of the other crimes as well.

The girl will actually regret reporting to the police, the perpetrators and police will force her to drop the charges, and she will likely end up paying the perpetrators for "protection" as well.

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I am willing to bet everything I have that there will be no prosecution of these 2 perpetrators

I am not quite willing to take you up on this, but am pretty sure they will be prosecuted. Remember, in Japan the police don't arrest people unless they are pretty sure they will charge them. And they don't charge them unless they think they will successfully prosecute them.

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I am not quite willing to take you up on this, but am pretty sure they will be prosecuted. Remember, in Japan the police don't arrest people unless they are pretty sure they will charge them. And they don't charge them unless they think they will successfully prosecute them.

The police do not prosecute anyone. They detain or arrest suspects and then charge them if there is evidence. The cases are then passed on to the public prosecutor who decides if to proceed, or maybe another course of action may be possible, depending how serious the crime is.

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“I was under the impression that she liked me.”

Yes, because rape and robbery are the way to a woman's heart!

Morons.

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one of them threatened to kill her

the mass unsealed type, a testimony to their coming wasteland.

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the suspects denied the allegation..

deny deny deny....never recall, ... and blame it on strong drink then weeping and gnashing of teeth with their companions.

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Just wait until the prosecutor's office gets done with these two monsters, the navy hand of THE LAW is about to come crashing down!!!!

I can just hear the judge's closing arguments now:

"Well, these two boys were just being boys and I see no reason to ruin their lives by jailing them for 6 months or anything like that; so just don't let it happen again, fellers! HUR HUR HUR!!!!"

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ATM has cameras. If they forced her, evidence will be recorded. The rape will be two men’s word against one women.

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They should corona test these nutcracks to see if she got more infections.

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Sven Asai

A prepared and safely placed razor blade in the bra or underwear or covered as necklace and such will do

Are you sure of that? Or have been watching too many Hollywood movies?

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wow, I was sure a few people would still blame the victim even in such an obvious case, pleasently surprised by the commenters today.

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@ Ah_sO

I am not quite willing to take you up on this, but am pretty sure they will be prosecuted. Remember, in Japan the police don't arrest people unless they are pretty sure they will charge them. And they don't charge them unless they think they will successfully prosecute them. I disagree I don't think they will be prosecuted so much time has passed since these guys has been arrested held and released. The lady was an acquaintance its not like she didn't know them, they met in a club," Hatakeyama was also quoted as stating, “I was under the impression that she liked me.” So there is a possibility that he can prove she lead him on. As far as taking the money, I would think they met in a club and she had a tab in which she could not pay, hence the reason he said it was a loan. There is more to this, I would also tend to think these were not your everyday guys consider construction workers who normally are employed by the Yaks. If she didn't pay a club debt perhaps they made her work it off by forcing themselves on her.

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Forcible sexual assault and robbery are very serious crimes. A woman can say "no" at any moment and the male must honor the request.

"In 2017, the Penal Code was amended to change the name of the "crime of rape" to the "crime of forcible sexual intercourse," and to define the crime as having vaginal, anal or oral intercourse with a person aged at least 13 by means of assault or intimidation, and doing the same to a person under 13 years old. At the same time, the gender of the victim, which had been limited to women, was removed, so that anyone can be recognized as a victim, regardless of gender."

The law still permits rape charges to be raised only when "violence or intimidation" was used, except in cases of guardians abusing children. 

In 2018 there were 1307 reported case of forcible sexual assault. An increase after the changes to the Penal Code.

95% of rape case are not reported to the police. 5% reported equals 1307 cases. 100% would be 26,140 cases.

The police are not trained to deal with rapes. Female officers should be trained and used in all cases reported.

 Those convicted of rape will often serve less than two to five years.

Rape prosecutions in Japan are fairly rare and even if a suspect is found guilty, many dodge prison by apologizing and paying damages.

I don't know how many are serving prison term for rape.

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Derek Grebe

Yaks at play. Nothing will be done

What is up with this obsession about "yaks"? The article is about to violent morons, no mention of any particular association.

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What? " sorry, I was drunk and I dont remember " excuse, this get out of jail free card has not been used, jees these guy are slipping,

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“I was under the impression that she liked me.”

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

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Police said the two men are accused of bringing the victim to Hatakeyama’s apartment and sexually assaulting her. The woman told police one of them threatened to kill her if she “dared to make a commotion.” Furthermore, she said she was forced into giving the suspects money to stop the rape and was taken to a an ATM machine where she withdrew 200,000 yen and gave to the men.

I was under the impression that she liked me

So let me get this straight. You AND your friend brought her to an apartment, sexually assaulted her, threaten to kill her if she made any commotion then forced her to pay you or else you'd rape her. Yeah, I'd say she's into you. She liked you IN JAIL, fool!

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There's no justifying, defending or excusing this. Jail them!

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