33-year-old man arrested for abusing girlfriend's 2-year-old son


Police in Yokohama said Tuesday they have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of abusing the two-year-old son of his 25-year-old girlfriend with whom he lived.

The suspect, Masamune Miyoshi, an engineering worker, was arrested on Oct 15 for beating his girlfriend. Police rearrested him on Monday on the child abuse charge.

According to police, Miyoshi and his girlfriend and her son started living together at the end of August. He has admitted beating the child regularly from early September until Oct 3 at their apartment in Hodogaya Ward, police said. Fuji TV reported that the boy suffered injures that will take about six months to heal.

On Oct 3, Miyoshi and his girlfriend took the boy to a hospital and said he had injured himself after falling off a playground slide. Doctors suspected child abuse and notified the local child welfare center, which contacted the police.

Police quoted Miyoshi’s girlfriend as saying that he started beating her son about a week after they began living together because he wouldn’t go to sleep when told to. She said that when she tried to intervene, Miyoshi hit her, too.

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Real tough guy beating up babies...

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he was already arrested for beating her now he's arrested for beating her kid guess you should be more careful who you invite into your house huh

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Please note the occupation of the criminal. It don’t jibe with his lifestyle and behavior.

Why didn’t she leave the abusive and very dangerous enviornment?

We must look at the job description and wonder what kind of a would employ such a person ?

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He's beating a mother and her 2 year old son?? Lock this man up for at least 10 years. At least. And I hope and pray he gets some of what he dished out.

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Insane Wayne

Assuming a technician is incapable of violent crime...or even assuming that say a trcker in a bar is gunna be badly behaved is actually the insane behavior if you think about it.

”We” must not look at his company and blame them lol.

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Insane Wayne, not all people who commit domestic violence are gangsters. Japanese companies are full of bullying behaviour, and even if he is not a tough guy at work, it would seem that he has some unresolved stress management issues. Some time in the slammer should hopefully teach him a lesson.

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Please note the occupation of the criminal. It don’t jibe with his lifestyle and behavior.

This is one of the most damaging ways of thinking - assuming that only 'bad' sorts are abusive and violent.

Nice-looking, well-dressed, wealthy people from seemingly well-adjusted backgrounds, who have a comfortable life, a stable income, a spouse and parents, are equally capable of physically, sexually, and emotionally abusing their nearest and dearest. The dangerous difference is, people believe them when they lie and deny.

He started hurting the child and woman pretty much straightaway, and it went on for a month. Thankfully they both got away alive - they often don't.

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What's the betting that she stays with him and further exposes herself and her child to this low life.

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 And the mother didn't flee the violence.

@insane wayne: Have you ever tried "fleeing violence" from a partner you live with, when you can't afford to move out, have nowhere to move to, are registered to that address, and the abuse appears so suddenly that you are stunned and terrified?

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ugh, another pathetic sob that takes his frustration out on weaker persons. 2 years old. Poor kid. Hope he won't keep a mental trauma.

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Let's hope he isn't allowed to move back in with the child and in a few months we don't have to read about him beating the child to death.

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What a stupid woman! Somebody starts beating your kid and yourself you get the hell out of there straight away. You don’t hang around waiting and watching other beatings. I’m not blaming the victim, but she should have dissolved the relationship at the first hunt of violence.

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If I am basing my opinion on all stories read in the news, I think maybe single mothers should just stay single.

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Single mothers in this country need to have more self worth instead of shacking up with the first looser who gives them any kind of attention.

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What's the betting that she stays with him and further exposes herself and her child to this low life.

Unfortunately so. Another trouble with her lot is they think they can try to fix the relationship or submit to his temperament since he's probably bringing home the bacon (or in this case, the tofu). I know many will vote me down on this. My point is that no relationship is worth this abuse, especially when children are involved. Children need good role models and they are representatives of their parents and future generations.

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Scumbag. 'Nuff said.

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This is why I believe certain sentences should include hard labor breaking rocks in sun and snow.

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Unbelievable! When this kind of women will wake up and not involved with anybody who pay attention to them. First he beat you and still keep him in the house with your baby, i will die single better then stay with a violent man. She expose her child to risk, is her fault cause she don't brake up from the first beating. Poor baby had to suffer from her ignorance, and that scumbag he deserve stay in prison until he die.

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If I am basing my opinion on all stories read in the news, I think maybe single mothers should just stay single.

Well it's certainly naive to think that a self-respecting man would look after another man's child, unless the circumstances are extraordinary. Any man who would agree to this sort of living arrangement is likely to be a bit unstable and odd to begin with, hence why we read so many of these stepfather abuse stories on a regular basis.

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Once more ! Luckily this time the child could be rescued before a fatal issue.

It's more than time for Japan to understand that indulging into widespread parental alienation (most mothers prevent the father from seeing the children after divorce, and there is no legal way to prevent this) does not have a single merit. In many of these cases, if the child's father had been allowed access to the child he would have been able to raise alert earlier.

It seems this country is not really to fight for children's most fundamental right (keep access to both parents), or recognize the psychological damage to the kids victims of parental alienation, but I was hoping that the risk of physical abuse, sometimes causing death, would have the authorities wake up ... wishful thinking :(

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