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41-year-old man arrested for sexually molesting 8-year-old girl

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Police in Hino city, Tokyo, have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of sexually molesting an 8-year-old girl last month.

According to police, the suspect, Soshi Urano, who works as a handyman, approached the girl from behind on a motorbike while she was playing with a classmate on the sidewalk just before 5 p.m. on May 5. Sankei Shimbun reported that he lifted up the girl's skirt and tried to remove her underwear. When the girl resisted by crouching down, Urano let go of her, got back on his bike and took off.

Police said Urano was identified by DNA left at the scene.

Urano has denied the charge and was quoted by police as saying he doesn't remember the incident.

Police are also questioning him about 60 similar incidents that have been reported since January in Hino, Hachioji and neighboring areas.

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Castrate them all.

Castrate the sicko

Castration? How will THAT stop them?

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They found DNA at the scene? That means he must've been there for a minute!

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Do you still question after 60 similar incidences? Wheat proof do they still want?

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Stormcrow: I have never seen such an off topic remain so long on JT in my readings here.

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Castrate the sicko

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After 60 cases the police finally catch the guy, it took 60 cases?

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The child was lucky and brave and kept herself safe and the more good news is that the man is in the police custody. he needs a good treatment behind the bar to remember all he has done so for

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@Stranger land Freedom of speech is prosecution for your words. You are saying that suspects should be prosecuted for saying what we cannot know is the truth or not. That is exactly an infringement upon freedom of speech. It's also a perversion of the justice system, where you add punishments for a person answer questions as to the circumstance

What if the suspect said nothing? Can the same be said? Can the suspect be prosecuted? If he says nothing there is no speech. Should there be any punishment for lack of speech, where does the suspect "freedom come into play here Sherlock "

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Alistair you said "Don't even want to begin guessing" yep that was my thoughts to, "ditto" yet again is say where is japan on working to have a sex offenders register ??

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"just for the sake of perverse self gratification"

I don't think you understand the motivation of these perverts. The paedophile is STEALING A CHILD'S INNOCENCE in the same way that their innocence was stolen when they were a child. This is LEARNED BEHAVIOUR as the victim becomes the abuser, and the cycle continues.

In a country where children do not have human rights, "complete, utter disregard for a young, vulnerable, unsuspecting child" is as common as leaving your seven-year-old boy in a bear-infested forest.

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Of all the sick puppies that get around the place, these ones anger me the most. Complete, utter disregard for a young, vulnerable, unsuspecting child just for the sake of perverse self gratification.

Castrate them all. Lock 'em up.

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No one is saying he CAN'T say "I don't remember"

Freedom of speech is prosecution for your words. You are saying that suspects should be prosecuted for saying what we cannot know is the truth or not. That is exactly an infringement upon freedom of speech. It's also a perversion of the justice system, where you add punishments for a person answer questions as to the circumstances.

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Strangerland: "I didn't defend him, I pointed out the ridiculousness of fining someone for exercising their freedom of speech."

You need to learn the meaning of 'freedom of speech', then. No one is saying he CAN'T say "I don't remember", but if it's clear he did it and was not drunk (and if he was, add drunk driving to molestation) or suffering from some dissociative disorder in which he can still still try to remove a little girl's underwear, denying they knew what they were doing instead of admitting it and maybe making it easier on themselves (ie. showing remorse, not causing more trouble since they have proof, etc.), they should face stiffer penalties; especially if, as Cogito Ergo Sum pointed out and I was getting it, they have broken the law in lying that they did not remember (often they later admit to wilfully doing something after saying they did not remember).

If you don't mind the constant "I was drunk" or "I don't remember" excuses made by so many, then that's up to you, but it is not an excuse -- and YES people do treat it as such, and it does in some cases, especially with politicians, result in them not being punished (or at least being punished less).

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" Police said Urano was identified by DNA left at the scene. "

What?? From the description of the incident, I cant image DNA left at the scene. Unless, well, no come one, seriously?

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Lets hope they got the right guy but if they have well throw rope around his neck may he never harm a child again..

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Strangerland: "I didn't defend him"

Yes, you did: "Yes, we should definitely be restricting people's freedom of speech, even when they are speaking the truth"

So, we should never assume that they are not making excuses, and that somehow this guy can't remember riding by and trying to pull down a little girl's underpants, but you assume he did not remember WHEN, not 'if', but WHEN he did this or WHEN others do what they do. Got it.

And no, "I don't remember" is NEVER used as an excuse. Not in the umbrella stabbing incident:

http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/man-stabbed-after-umbrella-altercation-on-tokyo-street

The "I don't remember" excuse is second only to the "I was drunk" excuse that is used DAILY here in Japan when people are caught doing something, be it police or teachers taking up-skirt photos, or causing accidents, or people stabbing others or molesting, and of course politicians who can't recall spending the public's money and/or committing crimes. And yes, it is an EXCUSE, and has NOTHING to do with "freedom of speech".

"Suspects have the right to give whatever reason he wants, without fear of prosecution, which you don't seem to realize is exactly what freedom of speech is."

Clearly YOU don't know what freedom of speech is, likely the same as you don't know what "sour grapes" means, because I never said they don't have the right to say it, I said that if they are found to be guilty without a doubt, but have said "I don't remember" in an attempt to avoid responsibility, as it is such a comon excuse and/or attempt to avoid guilt instead of taking responsibility, they should be charged. Have you ever heard of showing remorse? It is another thing in Japan and elsewhere that can result in a lesser sentence for suspects; even if they are actually not remorseful at all, but claim to be (again, as we often see here with the bow and moushiwake nai), they often get lesser punishments that people who avoid admitting what they have done until they end and refuse to take responsibility. As such, if they cannot admit responsibility I say give them a more severe sentence. YOU may be willing to accept their "I don't remember doing it" when sick perverts like this molest little girls, or politicians spend billions or accept political donations against the law, and get away with it as a result (and many do, or face less charges), but no sane society should.

Cogito Ergo Sum: "When a sane person knowingly tells lies ( I'd think the natural thing for him to have said would be " I didn't do it") that's perjury. They should throw the book at him."

Exactly. But hey, it's not an "excuse", right?

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The police will really have to vet this guy to see if he has anything to do with the other incidents.

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@ strangerland . When a sane person knowingly tells lies ( I'd think the natural thing for him to have said would be " I didn't do it") that's perjury. They should throw the book at him. @ stormcrow there lots of evil weirdos bidding their time to full fill their perversions. Certainly not as safe as people want to make it to be.

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I've heard a couple of disturbing stories about 2 young American ladies who were living and teaching English in Japan about their encounters with Japanese guys on scooters. In one case, the woman was on her bicycle at night when she heard a scooter closing in from behind her and slowing down. She moved over to the side of the road to let him pass and she said he grabbed her boob really hard and twisted it before speeding off. Needless to say, she was shocked by the experience. In the second case, another young American woman was also riding her bicycle near a steep river embankment when she also heard a scooter coming up from behind. She also moved over to the side of the road which was on the steep embankment side - about a 30ft drop. The guy on the scooter pulled up beside her and shoved her off the edge down the steep embankment. She tumbled all the way down and luckily only suffered several scrapes and bruises, but was lucky that she didn't break her neck. When she looked up to where she had fallen from, the guy on the scooter wearing his helmet sat there staring at her in silence. Needless to say, she was also realy schocked by the experience.

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why am I not surprised you would defend this guy (not a question).

I didn't defend him, I pointed out the ridiculousness of fining someone for exercising their freedom of speech. Suspects have the right to give whatever reason he wants, without fear of prosecution, which you don't seem to realize is exactly what freedom of speech is. And beyond that, you have no idea whether he remembers or not.

And you keep calling it an excuse, as if somehow he would be excused from his crimes because he doesn't remember. That's something that has never happened anywhere.

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Strangerland: why am I not surprised you would defend this guy (not a question). In any case, you have an odd definition of "freedom of speech". Giving a reason or excuse is not freedom of speech, my friend... Completely unrelated. If you're caught committing and giving a reason/excuse, it has nothing to do with freedom of speech, regardless of whether the excuse gets you a more severe punishment or not.

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If found guilty, lock him up and throw away the key.

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I think if they can prove definitely a person committed a crime and says, "I don't remember doing it" they should automatically receive triple the sentence and more than 100 Million yen in fines.

Yes, we should definitely be restricting people's freedom of speech, even when they are speaking the truth. Definitely exercising one's "right" to freedom-of-speech should result in fines and persecution. That's how all modern societies should work.

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"Urano has denied the charge and was quoted by police as saying he doesn’t remember the incident."

I think if they can prove definitely a person committed a crime and says, "I don't remember doing it" they should automatically receive triple the sentence and more than 100 Million yen in fines. So, if this guy were to get 5 years, say, which is not quite enough, give him 15 years right off the top.

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Rare case of the police actually following through instead of writing it down on a piece of paper then going about their day.

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60 similar incidents in Hino and surrounding areas..... I do hope that prior to his being caught that residents and schools in those areas were at least notified of the problem. If there were 60 incidents like that in any major city in the U.S..... it would be broadcast on TV for people to be warned and informed.

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I live in Hachioji, and so do my two granddaughters. If that f@cker (or somebody like him) tries that when I'm around, the police will be the least of his worries

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little girls - some cannot even fight back. what a low life. lock him up forever.

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was quoted by police as saying he doesn’t remember the incident.

Gee, I haven't heard that one before! Hopefully the police got the right guy so Tokyo's streets will have one less paedophile.

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Police said Urano was identified by DNA left at the scene.

Don't even want to begin guessing.

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60 similar incidences! I hope they are all the same twisted pervert and they got the man.

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Sweet JC! Thank God they caught this monster.

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