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41-year-old man arrested for forcibly kissing 10-year-old boy

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Police in Chikusei, Ibaraki Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of indecent assault after he forcibly kissed a 10-year-old boy in April.

According to police, the incident occurred in an apartment corridor at around noon on April 6. Ogawa, who is a company employee, has admitted to the charge, police said.

Police said Ogawa is accused of hugging the boy from behind, pushing him to the floor, straddling him and then kissing him.

According to police, Ogawa and the boy did not know each other. Police said the boy was not injured.

Ogawa was identified through building surveillance camera footage.

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Repugnant. Prosecute to the fullest extent if the law. He also needs treatment and registration on an online sex offenders list.

What is Ogawa's first name?

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Damn, get this dude off the streets! It's cases like these that I often times want Japan to have a sexual predators list and force these perverts to register and stay the hell away from kids!

12 ( +13 / -1 )

Wow! The creep of the week! Hopefully his sentence will include some serious counseling in an institution.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Here's hoping he gets all the man boy love he desires while in prison.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Disgusting, 10 years in prison

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

Freak shouldn't ever be released back into society.

2 ( +10 / -8 )

Whoever is downvoting all the comments condemning this man's actions can go and join him in prison...

-2 ( +8 / -10 )

Gross. If I was that boy’s father, I would be the one in police custody because that pedophile would be in a morgue.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

Police said the boy was not injured.

Debatable.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Disgusting, 10 years in prison

He won't see 10 years in prison. Not saying he shouldn't, but I don't think he will.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Shocking and disturbing.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Hope they prosecute him as equally if he did it to a girl

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Who down votes calls for harsh punishment? Ogawa, is that you?

0 ( +8 / -8 )

Chemical castration is what is needed here..

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Disgusting individual. Man-to-man love is awesome and respectable. Paedophilia is abhorrent.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

So it takes nearly three months to identify this guy. I wonder how many other boys he kissed before & after this April 16 incident ??? This guy needs to be taken into the mountains and not brought out, if you know what I mean...

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The boy was not injured? Not physically, no, but mentally I'd say he's been hurt.

This paedophile needs to be locked up and the key chucked in the sea. This is sexual assault on a child.

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“What is Ogawa's first name?”

He’s like a Brazilian footballer, just known as Ogawa.

“Disgusting, 10 years in prison”

Youre joking, right? Have you seen the sentencing in Japanese courts? Some murderers don’t even get ten years in prison.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Its clear he assaulted the boy and needs to be punished for that.

However, leaping to the conclusion it was a sexual assault is a sickness all its own. In lots of families its common to surprise family members with hugs, kisses and even tickling (gasp). Nothing sexual about it and if you think there inherently is, I suggest maybe you did not get enough affection as a child. Of course the man is wrong to assault a strange boy but to decide he is a pedo and sex predator based on this is out there far enough to get down votes.

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

@Norman However, leaping to the conclusion it was a sexual assault is a sickness all its own.

Say what are you on about the man was unknown to the boy grabs him from behind starts kissing him and thats not sexual assault?So what in you books defines sexual assault I wonder...

In lots of families its common to surprise family members with hugs, kisses and even tickling (gasp). Nothing sexual about it and if you think there inherently is, I suggest maybe you did not get enough affection as a child...

Your talking about 2 entirely different things family vs totally unknown stranger..are you comprehending the story properly me wonders..

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Northernlife is your reading comprehension off or do you just not read posts to the end before commenting?

I clearly said he was wrong for assaulting a strange boy. Strange means unknown to him and not a family member.

Sexual assault would include activity concerning someone's genitals. The article does not mention genitals at all, but its clear posters are injecting genitals into the scenario....which means something is wrong with them.

One even went so far as to suggest a Pinochet type "toss in the sea" execution on the basis of imagination this was a sexual assault.

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

Incipient Pederast?

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@Norman its not what you said at the end its what you stated before that so it seems my reading comprehension is just fine...Nobody on here is injecting genitals into the scenario your imagination is running wild there...So in your mind sexual assault is just if they genitals ok got it...

Sexual assault is an act of violence committed by a person in order to feel power over another person. It can come in different forms:

Sexual touching of any kind that is unwanted or coerced, including kissing or groping.Rape means being forced to have vaginal, oral or anal intercourse against your will or without your full consent.Acquaintance sexual assault is when a person is attacked by someone they know such as a classmate, neighbour or friend. Date rape is a specific type of acquaintance sexual assault which occurs when a person is attacked by someone they know and may be interested in (like a partner)Other forms of sexual violence include sexual harassment, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and unwanted sexting.

So I think your a bit sick not to think this as sexual assault but hey thats my opinion others might think differently.

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Unwanted sexting is sexual violence to you? Man, I am so glad I don't live in your world. Seems everything is extreme and downright dangerous. Unwanted sexting could put your eye out.

Look, if genitals are not involved in some way its not sexual anything. Its not a sexual text unless genital activity is at least mentioned in some way, even just saying "I want to to it with you!" But it seems you are on the verge of a panic attack so I don't think you are going to get it. Kissing is not automatically sexual just because its unwanted. Plenty of mothers have kissed their unwilling sons and your definitions makes them out to be sex predators.

I am not saying this was NOT a sexual assault. I am saying the article does not back up the idea it was so acting so sure is nuts. It very well may not have been. The dude might just be lonely and a bit cracked and wanted to play like he did when he was a boy.

-11 ( +2 / -13 )

If that “mother” the other day who helped her boyfriend murder her daughter only got a suspended sentence I cant wait to see how the judge rules on Ogawa.

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"If that “mother” the other day who helped her boyfriend murder her daughter only got a suspended sentence I cant wait to see how the judge rules on Ogawa."

Exactly, going by that as example; Ogawa will be getting a two weeks all-inclusive holiday in Okinawa as his punishment.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Not that well-known company employee, "Ogawa, " again??

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Ohh, he was

Police said the boy was not injured.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

@Norman Unwanted sexting is sexual violence to you? Man, I am so glad I don't live in your world. Seems everything is extreme and downright dangerous. Unwanted sexting could put your eye out...

That is the definition of sexual assault you can google it if you like..Im not talking about the texting I am talking about the above story you know where a stranger grabbed a boy forced him down and kissed him...

Plenty of mothers have kissed their unwilling sons and your definitions makes them out to be sex predators. Absolutely ridiculous you do realize we are talking about a family and total stranger here?

I am not saying this was NOT a sexual assault.....Look, if genitals are not involved in some way its not sexual anything.......

Make up your mind.

The dude might just be lonely and a bit cracked and wanted to play like he did when he was a boy....

When I was a little boy I didn't run around kissing other boys dont about you but everyone to their own...

The dude needs to be locked he is a danger to children.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Jt's crime threads never fail to 'entertain' (especially sordid stories involving teens, single mums, J losers/pervs etc.)

Some of the comments on here are so wrong/bizarre/creepy that's not even funny. Japan's a magnet for Western weirdos no question.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Encouraging to see that the JT braintrust is out in force today...

4 ( +4 / -0 )

@Norman

I move to counter that argument. I don’t know, or have never heard of mother’s OR fathers for that matter, not just hugging but physically pushing their kids to the floor and then straddling them (keyword just for you there), before forcibly kissing them.

The little boy was physically assaulted BEFORE being sexually assaulted. An adult male straddling and forcibly kissing a 10 yr old boy NOT sexual assault? I think yours is the world I’d rather not live in. If anyone did that to my little boy I’d be taking their remains to court and pushing for sexual AND physical assault.

Trying to justify your view in this not being a sexual assault because genitalia were not involved is quite frankly ludicrous.

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HokkaidoboyToday 09:41 am JSTDisgusting individual. Man-to-man love is awesome and respectable. Paedophilia is abhorrent.

Most adult gays are not perverts. Perverts of any kind are very disgusting, to say the least.

Two consenting adults is one thing but gay or not gay, this guy is a sick perv and should be put away.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

This Ogawa bloke gets around.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Wow, with all the downvotes supporting this pedophile, you have to worry how many of these pervs are living in your neighborhoods. I have to blame it on the ridiculously light penal system and lack of defining the crime.

Pedophile's exist all over the world, but it's light punishment that allows this behavior to grow. I've heard so many cases of this crime that I'm starting to wonder if this is a social norm in Japanese society.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Chemical castration is what is needed here..

It's one of the few ways to prevent recidivism amongst sex offenders, which Ogawa clearly is.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

However, leaping to the conclusion it was a sexual assault is a sickness all its own.

We aren't leaping to anything. When a stranger physically assaulta another and there was a sexual complement, the assault was sexual.

In lots of families its common to surprise family members with hugs, kisses and even tickling (gasp). Nothing sexual about it and if you think there inherently is, I suggest maybe you did not get enough affection as a child.

That's may be fine and dandy for family members, but Is irrelevant to this story because Ogawa was a stranger to the victim. Sound "logic."

Of course the man is wrong to assault a strange boy but to decide he is a pedo and sex predator based on this is out there far enough to get down votes.

Only to people that lack the intellectual capacity to make logical inferences.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Sexual assault would include activity concerning someone's genitals. The article does not mention genitals at all, but its clear posters are injecting genitals into the scenario....which means something is wrong with them.

You really need to review the definition of sexual assault. By your logic, a man groping a woman's breast isn't sexual assault.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Norman got way too many downvotes. He made a good point. Kissing is not necessarily sexual. Neither is hugging. Nor is pushing people to the floor or straddling them. I don't think many would contend this point. So why is it that when they are done in a sequence, it automatically becomes sexual?

No one is saying it can't be sexual, just that it should be decided on further facts that are not apparent in the article, not an automatic presumption based on the few available points.

If we want to say it is an aggravated offense to for an adult to assault or confine a minor, so be it. No need to always bring the sex into it.

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