31-year-old mother arrested for abusing 2-year-old daughter


Police in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 31-year-old single mother on charges of physically abusing her 2-year-old daughter.

According to police, on July 9 at around 4 p.m., Nami Kanno forcefully pushed her daughter to the floor, breaking her collarbone and causing other injuries, at the family’s apartment, Fuji TV reported. The girl's injuries took two months to heal, police said.

The case was revealed after local child welfare employees who had been suspicious of child abuse, asked police authorities to question the mother on Aug 7. On Thursday, Kanno went to police and admitted that she had abused her daughter, at which point she was arrested.

Kanno was quoted by police as saying she abused her daughter because she wasn’t obedient.

Kanno also has a one-year-old son who has been taken into protective custody.

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Broke the poor kid's collarbone?

Serves you right then. Be prepared now, to spend a few days without both your kids.

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Kanno was quoted by police as saying she abused her daughter because she wasn’t obedient.

Of course she isn't obedient. She's 2 years old for heaven's sake!! What is wrong with some people!!?

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she abused her daughter because she wasn’t obedient.

Spin those wheels and stay in the same spot Japan! So, this idiot, and many more like her, believe that beating your child will make them obedient? Every time a child abuse incident hits the news it's the same pathetic excuse.

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Young children need to be taught that they must listen, else otherwise face physical abuse. It's obviously the child's fault. ※rolls eyes※

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Abusive single mother with a 2 and 1 year old? She definitely needs her tubes tied after her stint in jail.

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She is 2, that is what 2 year olds do. She needs to be locked up for a long time.

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So if you can't obey me, I'll beat you and break your collar bone. Yeah, great parenting skills, mom! (sarcasm) I hope she never sees her kids again.

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