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20-year-old cop arrested for allegedly molesting girl in Yokohama

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A 20-year-old Kanagawa Prefectural police officer has been arrested on suspicion of molesting a 16-year-old high school girl.

According to investigators, the suspect, identified as Yuki Kobayashi, came up behind the girl who was walking along a street in Yokohama's Asahi Ward at about 11:30 a.m. The girl said he lifted up her skirt and touched her buttocks, TBS reported.

Kobayashi has admitted to the charge and said he did it on impulse, TBS reported. He said has has done the same thing many times before, police said.

A Kanagawa police spokesman said Kobayashi's actions were unforgivable and said the police would do their best to make sure a similar incident never happens again.

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So many cases of young 'cops' being done for molesting girls. Makes you think that perhaps they should look at the age that someone can join the police and raise it.

Maybe they need to look at the culture.

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It might be better to have one who has learned his lesson than to start over with someone who might be worse.

Sorry but there is no place in the police force for anyone who is a pervert and preys on young girls.

The guy needs to find another line of work , somewhere where there are no temptations to squeeze under age butts!

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Of course no one deserves a second chance ever Ms. Alexander. Nobody ever changes!

Actually, I bet 80 percent of all people don't screw up their second chance. There is this thing called forgiveness, and it seems to work better than ruining people.

But its so much the police who should be punishing him anyway. Its the courts, and the girl by pressing charges. Japan is already short on good cops. It might be better to have one who has learned his lesson than to start over with someone who might be worse.

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I totally think he should get fired but he'll probably get scolded and be given a second chance. That's why this cycle never ends. Having dirty thoughts is one thing. To act it out is another.

Big high five to the girl for speaking up!

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I'm sure I read somewhere, that the Kanagawa police are reputed to be the most corrupt force in the whole of Japan. I bet he'll only get a slapped wrist and have to buy an apology letter from his local Lawsons !

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PERVOCOP. First he thinks with his "weapon" then with his gun. Get him off the beat and behind a desk, or force off the force. Who's son is he? At 20? Smells of nepotism.

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It's the influence of so many Ero animes...also, probably this cop was jealous of other senpais who had done similar things....Anyway, from what I've seen in the past, it's not just young cop's behaviour... Cops and people from different activities, with wide age range have been doing such things in Japan, and it's not going to stop soon. Fortunatelly, this girl didn't suffer any injuries or anything.

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The problem was that he was groping and molesting random females on the street, females with a plural S, and I wager plenty were over 18.

Well said! I do not understand the mentality of people who want to place the blame on girls wearing short skirts.

These guys were never taught self restraint, AND more importantly to see women and girls are their equals and not an object to be "played" with. I'll bet as well that when he was a kid he was one of the guys that ran around kancho-ing his fellow classmates too!

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They should start by banning the fetish scenes in mangas.

Of course this never happened until manga was invented!

Basically this kid cop grew up on 16 year old girls.

16 year old girls have been around ever since I can remember. Do they lock them up where you come from so they cannot be seen? I thought some were hot when I was ten. I thought the same at 16. I thought the same at 20. Was I supposed to get some sight altering contact lenses implanted or something?

I think you should slow your roll before you start coming up with some Taliban-esque ideas to prevent a recurrence of this crime. The problem was not that she was 16. The problem was not that he found a 16 year old attractive (before he actually could even possibly know her age). The problem was that he was groping and molesting random females on the street, females with a plural S, and I wager plenty were over 18.

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Japan is obsessed with the upskirt fetish.

This is not a case of excessive upskirting. This is a case of lower rung sexual assault.

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A Kanagawa police spokesman said Kobayashi’s actions were unforgivable and said the police would do their best to make sure a similar incident never happens again.

I have heard the same statement not just once from the Kanagawa police department. They have said the same thing and nothing has changed. I am at a loss for words. It's disappointing.

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where is the human conscience? where is the faith? where do we find good japanese individuals in this country?

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MomoNekko:

" What a pedophile. =_= He should just be fired. Flat out. "

Oh come one. Yes, he is a creep and should be fire (as should be a large part of the J-police force apparently), but grabbing the behind of a 16-year old miniskirted high schooler does not make him a "pedophile".

That term describes something much more vile that this. Why do people always mis-use the word.

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What a pedophile. =_= He should just be fired. Flat out.

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I have commited no crimes in this country and never will.

Think about this, what the guy did in public would be laughed away if it was done in a cabaret or some snack. Oh and you never went over the speed limit, even once? Yeah right......

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I hope he was not in a police uniform at the time and was just dressed as a civilian. If in a uniform he deserves to be punished beyond the regular penalty. Police, as symbols of authority, who violate the law are doing harm to society beyond that of regular criminals.

This man deserves jail time, very long jail time for the harm he has done.

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It was just an incidental touch!

Incidentals, I tells ya!

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Yubaru

I have lived here for near 20 years and know japan has no such thing as a sex offenders register, if they did half the male population would be on it.

So are you including yourself in that number? Seeing as how you've lived here for at least that long odds are that you are just as guilty, right?

If you've ever been to a snack, pub, titty-club, soapland, cabaret or anything like that then you are just as guilty right?

And if you say you've never been to any, you are either a priest or ...........

Yubaru you are a sick demented dick shit calling me guilty. Pull your head in drop kick !

I have commited no crimes in this country and never will.

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We know the difference between reality and non reality.

Then obviously you are not a Japanese cop.

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They should start by banning the fetish scenes in mangas. These kids grow up reading mangas about guys pimping schoolgirls... even in the trains, all advertises involves schoolgirls wearing short skirts... of course the very weak guys will try to do this.

Also, I think the schools should change the uniforms. Some girls wear skirts so short that sometimes you can spot their uterus.

The cop, of course, wrong!

@Salame Lazzaris

Say what? Ban fetish scenes in Manga and change the uniform? No just no. That would ruin the manga/Anime industry and that won't make me very happy. Plenty of people like this but can resist the urge of touching up a schoolgirl. We know the difference between reality and non reality.

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I guess these young pervs try to become cops so that they are entitled for visitations and body searches of suspicious women.

Stopping the jokes, why does it happen in a country, where more and more young people decide that they are neither interested in relationships nor in sex that a noteworthy fraction of the same age group is regularly out for sexual harassment? These are two sides of the same coin that I cannot bring to match.

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Japan is obsessed with the upskirt fetish. Will any of these guys grow up?

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and the usual ive done it many times before Would this have something to do with the fact that the police write out the statements and ask the arrested to sign?

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They should start by banning the fetish scenes in mangas. These kids grow up reading mangas about guys pimping schoolgirls... even in the trains, all advertises involves schoolgirls wearing short skirts... of course the very weak guys will try to do this.

Also, I think the schools should change the uniforms. Some girls wear skirts so short that sometimes you can spot their uterus.

The cop, of course, wrong!

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PROBOCOP

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so he hasnt graduated up to the really advanced stuff yet

Like shoe-cam upskirt surveillance.

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20 years old?? Sound way to early for this idiot to be a cop, maybe should start by cleaning their toilets?? or just fire him, for being such an idiot perv!

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I have lived here for near 20 years and know japan has no such thing as a sex offenders register, if they did half the male population would be on it.

So are you including yourself in that number? Seeing as how you've lived here for at least that long odds are that you are just as guilty, right?

If you've ever been to a snack, pub, titty-club, soapland, cabaret or anything like that then you are just as guilty right?

And if you say you've never been to any, you are either a priest or ...........

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...the police would do their best to make sure a similar incident never happens again

so what they gonna do, cut his hands off, neuter him, lobotomize him?

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@Nicky There are some girls running around without knickers. You know it's a shame that some guys try to peep up these girls skirts. I've seen plenty without trying at all. It always happens when you least expect it. Most of them wear proper underwear but like any full moon, every now and then, you come across a girl who wasn't taught any better.

Funniest story yet was at Odaiba. A girl trying to adjust her boots in a short skirt was worried that if she bent over the world would see her goods. So she turns around on the 2nd floor but she didn't think about the railing that was all glass. Worried about the people behind her she gave the entire crowd on the first floor a full view.

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Am I going insane or wasn't this article first posted about a week ago? Is this ANOTHER baby cop?

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@ExportExpert

"I have lived here for near 20 years and know japan has no such thing as a sex offenders register, if they did half the male population would be on it. Thing is though Japan badly needs to register these sex offenders like most other developed nations do"

I agree!!!!!!!

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Never mind 'sack him', charge him with sexual assault! How else is the message going to get out to these molesters that their actions are NOT acceptable! That's one of the things wrong with Japan, the penalties for 'misdemeanors' are too light!

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Yubaru

Put him on the sexual predators register and make sure he can only get a job working with machinery or something, his human interaction skills disqualify him from working with people.

Obviously you don't live in Japan.

I have lived here for near 20 years and know japan has no such thing as a sex offenders register, if they did half the male population would be on it.

Thing is though Japan badly needs to register these sex offenders like most other developed nations do.

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Actually, I like Yubaru's suggestion more.

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What kind of job do you think befitting for the likes of this man?

Making shoes in a prison cell.

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A 20-year-old hentai cop. Why did he become a cop anyway?

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J cops be owning their women..after all its their country and this is how the j copz roll.. This will rise and rise among other crimes until nothings left...

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Put him on the sexual predators register and make sure he can only get a job working with machinery or something, his human interaction skills disqualify him from working with people.

Obviously you don't live in Japan.

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What kind of job do you think befitting for the likes of this man?

Cleaning urinals in prison.

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Obviously still only a police trainee, so he hasn't graduated up to the really advanced stuff yet.

Private self management and public self control are basics of life, though there are advanced techniques... Maybe the JCops need to bring an Otaku in to the fold to teach them the ethical divide between fantasy and reality.

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You do have to admit that many 16 year old girls with those short mini skirts are very pretty. He was only 4 years older than her, so he should have just asked her out on a date.

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Sack him, he's in the wrong job.

HIM, does memory fail you? Why the limit? I've recorded thousands of should-be-sacks, and these are ones who actually show up on time!

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He was only a traineee cop now having commited this crime he is a fully qualified J cop haha

Sick little barstool molesting and fondling young girls, he needs to be given the proper counseling education and assistance to deal with his sexual problems. A two hour session at soap land or a delivery health call might help him.

Put him on the sexual predators register and make sure he can only get a job working with machinery or something, his human interaction skills disqualify him from working with people.

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" WilliB at Jan. 12, 2012 - 09:46AM JST Here we go again. I am beginning to think the entire Japanese police force should arrest itself. Then start over."

I would tend to agree but... Same shite different day.

S

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Sack him, he's in the wrong job.

What kind of job do you think befitting for the likes of this man?

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Here we go again. I am beginning to think the entire Japanese police force should arrest itself. Then start over.

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These pervert cop stories are a regular weekly occurance....does anyone respect Jcops anymore?

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Never knew cops could be so young here and if that is a typo. Most cops I see are about 30-50. You know what... a culture that uses little girls (teens) is bound to have these problems. I try to steer my son away from the magazine rack at 7-11, and he is 4. Little dude kisses AKB48 posters and I am trying to think what those girls don't promote even if they are 17/18... Basically this kid cop grew up on 16 year old girls.

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Lots of young cops with sex-related who have admitted to doing the same crime before lately.

I don't know how the J-cop system for recruiting is like, but I do believe that something in the process should be modified or added to screen out or identify these sexual perverts.

If nothing would be published, or changed in the current patterns, the cops are going to lose public trust faster than a bullet train.

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He likes mini skirts obviously

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yubaru good question!! why is a 20 year old a cop ? doesn't he have to go to police academy ?

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@lh10 thats a little extreem, unless there all girls wearing minisckirts!!! lol jk

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Sack him, he's in the wrong job.

LOL Thank somebody he wasn't in Oklahoma!!!!!!!!!!

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Is groping/chikan something that only Japanese men ? This doesn't happen in the states (probably from fear of getting shot). Is it just Japanese men who get "impulses" to do such acts?

A Kanagawa police spokesman said Kobayashi’s actions were unforgivable and said the police would do their best to make sure a similar incident never happens again.

Does this mean they're just gonna punish him? What he did was a clear violation. They should ensure he is no longer a cop and keep an eye on this offender!

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u know what they should do? torture the 20yr old by molesting him. lets see if he likes it HAHAHAHA!

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He said he had done the same thing many times before... If the 1st girl molested had reported this idiot it may have just stopped there.

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He's alleged to have done it, yet he admitted to it and has done it before? Oh semantics. Agreed this guy is not cop material at 20. What a perv. Just get it out of your system the ol' O-nani way.

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Agreed Cleo! I would also ban him from any future employment position with children/teenagers.

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Sack him, he's in the wrong job.

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@nikki, lol i hope not, if i go i might get nosebleeds everywhere i go hahaha jk, but all that aside, this is the like third case i heard bout sexual harrassment o/ rape on young jcops what the heck are they teaching these guys.

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LOL @ Nicky

Good for the girl for reporting him!

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So many cases of young 'cops' being done for molesting girls. Makes you think that perhaps they should look at the age that someone can join the police and raise it.

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Obviously still only a police trainee, so he hasnt graduated up to the really advanced stuff yet. I dont know why, but I almost feel sorry for this guy! Maybe its that he is only 20, and saying he has done this many times before -well he seems like nothing more than a curious little boy.

When it says he "touched her buttocks" I am assuming it means through whatever fabric she was wearing under her skirt, right?! Please tell me these schoolgirls dont run around with no undies on?! Surely not in this cold weather?!

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JCops rock!....NOT!

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What the heck is a 20year old doing being a cop anyway? In school maybe, but a full fledged cop? One wonders.

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Hey, the dude is just 20, his hormones are raging, he can't help it, lol

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