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2 men re-arrested over child prostitution and pornography with minors

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Kanagawa prefectural police have arrested two men on suspicion of rape and violating the child prostitution and pornography law.

Police said Shinji Kashio, 51, an unemployed resident of Sagamihara City, and Tadashi Ichikawa, 50, a company employee from Hiratsuka City, are accused of indecent assault against two female minors, Sankei Shimbun reported.  

According to the warrant, in March 2019, the two men promised to give cash to a then-second-year junior high school student who was 14 (now 17) after inviting her to a hotel in Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The two allegedly engaged in obscene acts with the girl inside the hotel room.

On Aug 10, 2019, the defendants invited a then-17-year-old girl (now 19) working part-time, to the same hotel. Kashio blindfolded the girl so she couldn’t fight back, and Ichikawa committed lewd acts on her. Moreover, both incidents were filmed and sold as child pornography online.

In June 2021, Kashio was found in possession of 36 child porn videos and charged with intent to distribute unlawful material to others. 

Police said this is the third arrest for both suspects. The videos in question show both men committing lewd acts on other girls.

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Third arrest? It's time to try and convict these pervs and lock them up.

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I think that these disgusting individuals should be held accountable to the full extent of law. / I am very moderate when it comes to enforcing the law. I do not believe in using the justice system as vengeance or revenge, but rather as rehabilitation.

But honestly? I've come to the conclusion that child molesters, rapists, and sex criminals are rarely rehabilitated. They are wicked individuals who, unfortunately for them, are very likely to reoffend.

I think the best punishment is monitoring them at all times, no privacy at all, aside of the prison (or whatever) punishment imposed by a court of law.

I myself was shocked when in 2018, one of my teenage years' idols (Glee's Mark Salling) was caught with child pornography. I loved his character in Glee and I felt destroyed. But I have come now at 29 yo to see him as a failed man.

As we can see, monsters of this kind come in shape of actors or, as said above, unemployed or company employee as these two.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

Well this is certainly a shock, rape of Japanese women related to porn.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

""Police said this is the third arrest for both suspects""

Third arrest?? so what are they waiting for before they lock them up for years, MURDER??

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Death penalty, please.

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Police said this is the third arrest for both suspects.

THIRD arrest??! What the hell did the courts do for the first two times they were caught?? Nothing apparently. For gods sakes, Japan, start taking sex crimes seriously. Severe punishment and extended jail time at the very least and create a sex offenders registry so these disgusting excuses for human beings can be constantly monitored.

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3rd arrest???? What the hell is wrong with the Japanese legal system???

12 ( +14 / -2 )

Put them lifetime in prison.

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David K Anderson

Third arrest? It's time to try and convict these pervs and lock them up.

Their j-sys, knows exactly what they are doing, for a long time.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

I should be shocked that this is their 3rd arrest. But this is Japan that we're talking about and it's well established that the punishment for these perverts are non existent most of the time and pathetic at best.......

3 ( +9 / -6 )

3rd arrest???? What the hell is wrong with the Japanese legal system???

Maybe they are anime/manga creators that will be back to work in a few months once the news blows over.

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/manga-anime-creator-kenya-suzuki-arrested-for-importing-child-pornography-from-europe

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/manga-author-who-groped-girl%E2%80%99s-breasts-gets-suspended-sentence

https://japantoday.com/category/entertainment/following-artist%E2%80%99s-child-porn-conviction-%27rurouni-kenshin%27-manga-restarts-in-japan-but-not-america

At tap on the first was all any of these guys got.

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

3rd arrest???? What the hell is wrong with the Japanese legal system???

So so many things.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

What's wrong with the legal system? It's a patriarchy. As is Japan.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Third arrest? It's time to try and convict these pervs and lock them up.

Obviously, they haven’t confessed yet that’s why they will be re-arrested until all the found videos (36) are exhausted.

With this much evidence, prosecutors can already charge them but they aren’t. Why?

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"Kashio blindfolded the girl so she couldn’t fight back, and Ichikawa committed lewd acts on her. Moreover, both incidents were filmed and sold as child pornography online."

who can deliver the ammonites out of his left hand?

Zephania 2:9

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

So how long till their 4th arrest and 5th?

Excellent job, law makers.

You guys are useless.

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Yes, that’s of course only the surface, but better or also ask, why those guys have easy play, because already 14 or 17 yr. old hunt after bigger money than usual pocket money. There are problems in education, not to warn of such, then in general lifestyle , for example propagation of consumerism and luxury, and of course the main reason, the precarious economic background in those children’s families, otherwise these girls wouldn’t need the money and do instead some preparation homework for high school or university instead of strolling around day and night and go for risk in hotel rooms.

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and sold as child pornography online.

And what about nailing the people who purchased these videos?

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Hard for this legal system to mete out the punishment when the government itself is in bed with the criminal syndicates who run the porn industry.

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So how were they caught? Did they not pay the girls what they promised?

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Not trying to victim shame but a 17yo girl should know better than to have a 3 way with two middle aged men for cash. Then again the age of consent for girls in Japan is 13 so…. It sounds like they were arrested for the pornography and not for having sex with teenagers. Japan is so backwards!

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I feel sorry for the policeman who have to watch these child porn videos.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Maybe they can get released soon so they could continue their child pornography business asap, since this is only their third time...

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Maybe they could get three years sentence this time, suspended for 2 years?

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"Police said this is the third arrest for both suspects. The videos in question show both men committing lewd acts on other girls."

Wow... guess those first two arrests and "punishment" did a whole lot of good, didn't it. Let me guess.... a fine and no jail time?

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GaijinjlandJan. 7 01:55 pm JST

Not trying to victim shame but a 17yo girl should know better than to have a 3 way with two middle aged men for cash. Then again the age of consent for girls in Japan is 13 so…

Not true. In case of producing pornography and/or offering sexual services against payment the minimum age for all people involved is 18 by Japanese law.

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Why? Why were they not already in jail/prison for their past offenses?

By not being locked up they were emboldened to offend yet again.

Will they finally be locked up? Incarceration plus restitution is what we need here.

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