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21-year-old man arrested for confining children aged 2 and 1 in room

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Police in Koga, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Saturday arrested a 21-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of parental neglect after he confined his two-year-old daughter and one-year-old son in a room and sealed the door with tape so they couldn’t get out.

According to police, Tomoya Hashimoto has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he just got fed up with the children, Sankei Shimbun reported. 

Police said Hashimoto confined the children in their bedroom on June 11 while his common-law wife, who is in her 20s, was at work. He sealed the sliding door with tape so it wouldn’t open. He then went out, leaving the children in the room.

Police said that at around 6 p.m. that night, the children’s mother tried to call Hashimoto and when she couldn’t reach him, became worried about the kids and called the police. Police went to the house and found the children. They were not injured.

Police said in addition to the two children she had with Hashimoto, the woman has a 7-year-old son from a prior relationship. He was not home that day.

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Police said that at around 6 p.m. that night, the children’s mother tried to call Hashimoto and when she couldn’t reach him, became worried about the kids and called the police. 

He didn't answer the phone so she called the police? Sounds like she didn't trust him enough in the first place to leave the kids with him. Glad the kids are safe.

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" he just got fed up with the children," I am sorry m8, but they are not a toy or commodity, they are living beings, you cant just leave them like this, you have to look after them. And where was he? pachinko pallor? shopping? pub? what an irresponsible jerk, time for some chemical castrations.

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Sorry, but more people need to learn how to use contraceptives.

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I wonder what Hashimoto's common-law wife saw in him that made her think he would make a good father... She gave birth to his children. She didn't stop at one. She produced another one. So she has three children and an unemployed man who doesn't care about his children. Who the heck goes out and leaves two toddlers alone? Someone without a care in the world...

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Being a father at the age of 19? Wow! Too young and too unmatured! Should not have children if you arent able to support a family!

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Pukey2:

Sorry, but more people need to learn how to use contraceptives

Sounds like that would punish the kids by them not existing.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

He needs to get a job and not have kids at the age of 17

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Wow , if you cant feed them and care for them dont breed them.

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"sealed the door with tape so they couldn’t get out."

locked them in just like animals.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

How Sad, these kids may never have a chance to live a normal life, not sure about the mother, has to work with 3 kids!?? very tough. I hope she gets the right help and advise.

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The wife, She's in her "20's".........what does that mean? They can't give her age? And she has a 7 year old kid. Which means she could have been as young as 12 when she was impregnated or as old as 23. It makes a huge difference there.

And why is she having more kids with this loser who clearly is a child himself, not ready for father hood?

The woman must also know this guy is unreliable. Please lock this fool up for life. Or at least get him neutered. Tie up her tubes as well while we are at it.

Sickening story all around.

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Which means she could have been as young as 12 when she was impregnated or as old as 23. It makes a huge difference there.

A difference to what? Is the important part of the article not this: "They were not injured."

0 ( +2 / -2 )

I'm just glad the children are ok.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Sounds like that would punish the kids by them not existing.

A nonsensical statement. Since they wouldn't exist, they wouldn't know or care.

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Maria:

Perhaps, perhaps to use your logic: if the children had always been confined in a room then they wouldn't know or care.

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@juminRhee -

You don't seem to understand the difference between existing and not existing. If the children have been born, raised, and are alive, they exist.

If they have not, they don't exist.

A room is not the same as nothingness.

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