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24-year-old man arrested for abusing one-year-old daughter, breaking her leg

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Police in Kai, Yamanashi Prefecture, have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of abusing his one-year-old daughter.

Police said Ryo Tanzawa, a company employee, is accused of grabbing the legs of his daughter and slamming her against a futon, breaking her right leg at around 12:30 a.m. on May 21, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Tanzawa’s wife noticed her daughter in pain later that morning and took her to a hospital. The hospital contacted a child consultation center about a case of possible child abuse.

Police said Tanzawa has admitted to the allegation. Police said the welfare center had contacted them once before about the possibility that the child was being abused at home.

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Police said the welfare center had contacted them once before about the possibility that the child was being abused at home.

No action taken?

I'd have no problem with this bastard going to jail for the next 20-25 years.

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If this kinda thing is not an advertisement for contraception, abortion and even sterilisation then I don't know what is. Too many kids in the world have grown up unwanted or to immature parents and have been abused and traumatised. Anything to stop this cycle of pain should be welcomed.

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Police said the welfare center had contacted them once before about the possibility that the child was being abused at home.

How many times has this happened when we read about a child abuse case in Japan? Too. Many. Times. Do the idiots at the welfare center have to wait until they find a body to sign it off as abuse? There is clearly something wrong with the welfare and child protective services system in Japan if they keep sending these poor kids home to their abusers. And where was the mother at 12:30am? If she was at home, she surely would not only have heard her daughter's body hitting the futon but heard her cry out. Why wait until morning to go to the hospital. This whole story reeks of suspicion.

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Sicko, Lock up, long time.

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Long sentence in prison and testi removal would be a good deterrent for this demonic creature.

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Do the idiots at the welfare center have to wait until they find a body to sign it off as abuse?

the question since the occupation.

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grabbing the legs of his daughter and slamming her against a futon, breaking her right leg 

> She's scarred for life now.

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I wonder why they persist in translating the Japanese as "on suspicion of ...." Suspicion would be something like, "See that guy over there. He looks the type to break toddler's legs!"

Wouldn't this be better:

"A 24-year old man was arrested by police in Kai, Yamanashi Prefecture and  charged with abusing his one-year-old daughter."

Or am I missing something?

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@BertieWooster,

I don't think he will have been "charged" yet. Is that not done by the public prosector after the police provide evidence?

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24-year-old man Ryo Tanzawa

That's not a man. That's a sorry excuse for a human, and a piece of trash.

Police said the welfare center had contacted them once before about the possibility that the child was being abused at home.

Then that's on the welfare center and the cops now.

If this loser doesn't go to prison for this incident, throw every single one of the cops and members of the welfare center, should be put in jail.

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Tanzawa’s wife noticed her daughter in pain later that morning and took her to a hospital. That's hella painful.

Washing machine to a broke leg, what's next?

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Send him on a prisoner homestay in the US penal system.

He'll get "slammed" too, but it won't be his leg.

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So insane. A 1 year old is so fragile, you have to be careful handling them. And this guy "slammed" his daughter around? Sick

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Get that pathetic coward scumbag to rot in jail..

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To break a one-year-old kid's leg, you'd have to hit the leg pretty damn hard. They're so incredibly cute at 1 y/o, so if this much hate is thrown at this baby/child now, imagine what'll happen in the future. Keep him away.

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Break both his legs and see that he will never walk again!! SICK POS!!!

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The welfare system left the child down.

Action should have been taken at the first instance of child abuse.

This idiot should never leave the jail to abuse other kids.

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Abuse in Japan seems to be on the rise.

I wonder if punishments fit the crime here as violence within families seem to be less important than stealing an onigiri from a convenience store.

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