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44-year-old man arrested for confining high school girl at his home

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Police in Kamagaya, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of confining a high school girl in his home and performing lewd acts on her.

According to police, Tsuyoshi Hagiwara, a part-time delivery worker, met the girl, who lives in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, on a members-only social networking site earlier this month, Sankei Shimbun reported. On March 8, he invited her to meet up with him in Tokyo. After meeting the girl on March 9, he drove her to his home where he kept her confined until March 12 when the girl was able to leave the house and go to a nearby koban (police box). Police said the girl was not injured.

The girl’s parents had reported her missing on the morning of March 9 after saying she had had gone out the previous evening and not returned home.

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stuff like this is embarrassing. why would she follow him home in the first place? perhaps for a Pepsi?

-7 ( +13 / -20 )

The man met her on march 8, but the parents just inform Police on march 9?

If my daughter in high school age is not coming home before, let us say 6pm or so, I would try to call her and if she dont answer, I would go to the police immediately and not on the next day.

I would contact all her friends, school, whoever.

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@wayan

Exactly.

I dont understand why a high school Girl goes with a 44 man to his appartement.

I mean she is probably 16~17 years old?

Teenagers understand that it is dangerous to go with a man to his appartement.

What was the reason why she went with him?

-2 ( +16 / -18 )

tuff like this is embarrassing. why would she follow him home in the first place? perhaps for a Pepsi?

Nah, probably a coke and ¥30,000 or so! Who in the world still drinks Pepsi? (gag)

7 ( +17 / -10 )

That where everyone is? Victim shaming? Regardless of the circumstances that they met, as they are irrelevant, he still kidnapped her and possibly raped.

3 ( +12 / -9 )

That where everyone is? Victim shaming? 

Speculating on why they initially met is far different than blaming the high school student for the old man confining her.

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@JJ

Nobody is shaming her.

We just want to understand the story behind.

Why did a high school Girl talk to a 44 year old man on social media?

Why did she agree to meet him personally?

Why did she go with him to his appartement? It seems she did it volunteer.

And if the reason is like P.Smith said, getting money for date, cuddling...she did something illegeal!

And as a high school Girl in her 16s or 17s, she should know that.

So, what is the story behind that?

That is what we want to know....

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The victim should never be blamed. But no posts are doing that?

Travelling from Aomori to Chiba without informing her parents is a serious situation. I guess he paid for the train ticket?

5 ( +10 / -5 )

There must be more to this than is being told here but, whatever the circumstances, the girl is not entirely blameless.

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All these posts questing why she did that and why she didn’t know better. Why did a grown ass man feel the need to lure a teenage girl to his apartment? He absolutely should have known better and is a pathetic, weak man. Throw the book at him.

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Here comes the victim blaming.

-8 ( +9 / -17 )

Here comes the victim blaming.

We all know that the 44 old man is an as...le.

But what the Girl did was also wrong!

Contact with a man in his 40s.

Meeting him in Person in Tokyo.

Go to his appartement probably volunteer.

Probably taking money for doing whatever.

She did not only do wrong things, probably also illegal things.

Do you defend that? Do you say that this is correct what she did?

100% the man is an ash...le, but the Girl is not completely innocent what happened.

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Those who victim blame have no understanding how weak is the mind of a teenage girl who (probably) receive minimum attention from her parents

"The girl’s parents had reported her missing on the morning of March 9 after saying she had had gone out the previous evening and not returned home"

This is kidnapping of a minor, sexual assault on a minor and possible rape. result should be minimum of 10 years and (if) relapsed after assessment his location should be available to the public.

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regardless if she received any amount of money and regardless if she consent or not.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

*Stop ‘downplaying and sugar-coating’ the charges for pedophiles! *Regardless of ‘how or why’ she was there, *We ALL know this means sexual intercourse and/or rape of a minor child. *

IF Japan wants to NOT be seen as a ‘third world country’, they need to strengthen their laws IAW other* “G7” countries’reasonable standards of ethics and morality.*

“*on ‘suspicion’ of confining a high school girl and ‘performing lewd acts on her’... On Mar 8, he invited her to Tokyo,...meeting on Mar 9, drove to his home, kept her confined until Mar 12. when the girl was able to leave the house and go to a nearby police box.’ *

“Police said the girl was not injured” - B.S.! - Regardless of how it started, it became ‘kidnapping AND rape. - Women, and men, have a ‘basic human right to stop and refuse a sexual actat any point they are not in a capacity to consent.

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She's sounds like a wayward teen girl who needs a firm hand and mentoring. But he is an opportunistic predator. As an adult he should be offering her guidance rather than taking advantage of her.

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44-year-old man arrested for confining high school girl at his home

and

After meeting the girl on March 9, he drove her to his home where he kept her confined until March 12 when the

He was arrested for CONFINING her. It doesn't matter if it was compensated dating, or if he was her sugar daddy, secret boyfriend, dating app, whatever. He CONFINED her in the first place.

If you question her motive and not his actions, then there is something wrong with you.

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We all know what happened.

A girl probably not doing well at school or with the family circle, unstable, wanting to move away and get bit of money, accepting the proposal of a man, who might have hidden his true age,

Everything was going well , until what should have been a short stay did end in forcing her to stay at his home. Just wonder if she did accept to go to his place or was forced.

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It’s understood @P.Smith 10:38a about *the continuance of antiquated laws here regarding women. *And, we believe, You don’t patronize those businesses, nor do you support and condone *many of the continued human rights violations here.* Rational people understand the intent of sarcasm to point out hypocrisy but, don’t worry, she’ll be along shortly to ‘debate’ you.

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I dont understand why a high school Girl goes with a 44 man to his appartement.

You don't know?

How do you think girls that age get the money afford designer handbags, visits to the hair and nail salon, and a new outfit every day? I'll let you guess.

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When I first came to japan, I was told that if you go into a member of the opposite sexes house, it means you agree to sex.

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In addition, before other ‘debates’ continue, we should also point out that since 2017 ‘men can also be victims of rape’. The rape laws in Japan had remained unchanged for a over a century. Japan’s rape laws were enacted in 1907 and were finally amended in 2017. For more than a hundred years, rape in Japan was defined as ‘only the violent penetration by a male against a female’. This law gave no regard to many male victims who could not press charges themselves nor to the many women who were not able to press charges as well.

With respect, comment from Mar 16 reposted:* @starpunk “addressing sexual assault/rape against men. Male rape is more common than want to admit due to stigma. I don't care if it's a male or female carrying this message, **it needs to be heard and addressed.” - 

Case in point: “https://www.tokyoreporter.com/crime/aided-by-sleeping-pills-and-social-media-ex-osaka-teacher-raped-more-than-300-men/

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Sounds like you got, ...and give, a lot of advice *@GLTY **11:13a *and 10:56a,... not all of it practical.

Never argue with a drunk in public. Just turn the other cheek. - This is the first advise I give to foreigners when they arrive in Japan.

When I first came to japan, I was told that if you go into a member of the opposite sexes’ house, it means you agree to sex.

Let’s see if all that ‘advice(?) keeps a foreigner out of jail and employed here.

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Its disturbing to see where the sympathies of some commenters obviously lies.

On the one hand: Huge amount of commentary dissecting and criticizing the actions and motivations of a teenage girl who was confined against her will and sexually assaulted over the course of several days by a depraved 44 year old pedophile.

On the other hand: No real criticism directed towards the 44 year old pedophile who kidnapped and raped a child.

To some people, for reasons I don't even want to speculate about, a story about a middle aged pedophile kidnapping and raping young girls is all about how awful young girls are and not about how awful middle aged pedophile rapists are.

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Spot on! @rainyday 11:51a.Perceived anonymity’ shields and some gleefully ‘love it’. However, IF their true predilections and postings were part of residency/visa status and efforts to seek employment here, they would ‘speak’ differently. IF and/or when, they or a loved one, statistically become a victim of a crime themselves then, we would see a kind of different concern. Until then, let’s just swim in their pointless and inconsequential- ‘’ votes.

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2

Blaming a kidnapping victim for her own kidnapping and stating that she was likely selling sex are some of the the most misogynistic comments I have seen here.

But of course, I'm being "rude" while they are "just expressing an opinion."

March is the month of International Women's Day.

A woman in the UK was just murdered while walking home, and comments by the public, in the press, and by those in leadership echo the ones here: that it is womens' fault that men abuse, rape, kidnap, and kill them.

As a society, we cannot allow this violent culture to continue.

If you actively take part in blaming women for their own abuse, you are responsible for continued violence against women.

And if you stand by and say nothing to those blaming women, then you are complicit in that abuse.

Not all men are abusers. Not all men are rapists. And not all men kidnap teenage girls. Some men are rape apologists, some men tell rape jokes, some men blame the victims, and some men are silent.

And some men stand up to misogyny. Time to decide which group you belong to.

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rainyday Today 11:51 am JST

Its disturbing to see where the sympathies of some commenters obviously lies.

To some people, for reasons I don't even want to speculate about, a story about a middle aged pedophile kidnapping and raping young girls is all about how awful young girls are and not about how awful middle aged pedophile rapists are.

Thank you!

It doesn't matter why he kidnapped her. It doesn't matter that she probably went against her parents' rules and gave personal information to a man on the internet. It also doesn't matter that she was naive enough to go out and meet him.

What does matter is that a man, an adult male, 44 years of age, decided that he had the right to kidnap a young girl, take her away from her family, lock her in a room, and prevent her from leaving - all against her will, so that she had to find a way to escape.

There is no information that would lend reason to his act - so speculation on those reasons is utterly moot, and, yes - it's victim blaming.

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wayan Ubud

stuff like this is embarrassing. why would she follow him home in the first place? perhaps for a Pepsi?

Much more likely 20,000 yen or so rather than a Pepsi. But what is your point? Sure, you can condemn her for going on a compensated date, but that does not make the guy less guilty. Imprisoning her was certainly not part of the deal. What is up with this victim shaming?

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Very well stated and *there is no room for ‘misunderstanding’ or ‘distorting’ these words **@girl 12:14p” -*

Not all men are abusers. Not all men are rapists. And not all men kidnap teenage girls.”

Some men are rape apologists, some men tell rape jokes, some men blame the victims, and some men are silent.” -

Perhaps it’s mostly the media who are complicit in perpetuating ANY distortions?

@7:13a asked directly: “Why are you being coy?” and not providing sufficient details with every ‘Crime’ story? Most likely, the omission of details leads to speculation; that leads to debate; that leads to false justifications for criminals and/or contempt for victims; that, eventually, leads to site traffic that leads to additional revenue.

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'Lewd acts'. The psychological (if not physical) impact on this girl will be monumental. Put this pervert away.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

I'm not sure if this qualifies as victim blaming but if my 13 year old daughter went off on her own to the house of a 44 year old male stranger she had met on the internet I would be blaming both her stupidity and my own lack of parenting in equal measure.

Girls and parents need to realize that not all 44 year old perverts want to take girls home to look at kittens or play Pokemon even if that's what they promise.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Your own irresponsible actions can directly put you in harm's way.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

I'm not sure if this qualifies as victim blaming but if my 13 year old daughter went off on her own to the house of a 44 year old male stranger she had met on the internet I would be blaming both her stupidity and my own lack of parenting in equal measure.

Fellow father with a daughter speaking here.

I can say with 100% certainty that if my daughter had just escaped after being held prisoner for three days during which she was sexually abused by a 44 year old part time delivery truck driver my reaction would NOT be to blame my daughter for what happened. Not in a million years.

Likely I would feel a mix of desperately wanting to do whatever was humanly possible to help her deal with the horrifying ordeal she had just been through on the one hand, and wanting to ensure that very bad things happened to the 44 year old delivery driver on the other.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

What does matter is that a man, an adult male, 44 years of age, decided that he had the right to kidnap a young girl, take her away from her family, lock her in a room, and prevent her from leaving - all against her will, so that she had to find a way to escape.

Exactly.

This article indicates that our society has a problem with middle aged men kidnapping and raping girls. We should be talking about THAT.

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Mr Kipling

I'm not sure if this qualifies as victim blaming but if my 13 year old daughter went off

High-school age is from 15 to 17 (or 16 to 18, depending on the birthday), so I am curious where you got the idea that the girl is 13??

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WilliB.... I know the age of high school girls. .... my daughter as in MY....

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

One needs to know that in society, there will always be perverts. We are not living in a perfect world.

If you care about your daughters especially, you monitor and teach them right from wrong.

It does mean you will not help your daughter and not be willing to push strong charges to the perprator.

But as a parent's minimal job, you should teach your kids that if you go to a wolf's den, you will not leave unscathed.

It is mentioned in this article that the girl was not armed and nit even called kidnapping. Why make a fuss about all this ?

Your kid will start to make it's own choice in life when he/she decides some day, some after well 20, some well before.

I have two teenage daughters by the way.

Fight against rapers, violent assaults, true kidnappers with much more strength rather than media let people think that that perprator's acts are as criminal as above.

If she/he was 20, no one would have believed the woman or boy, showing it is common stories.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

This article indicates that our society has a problem with middle aged men kidnapping and raping girls. We should be talking about THAT.

But while we have that problem, it seems reasonable to warn kids of the dangers. Is it not natural for parents to get somewhat mad at their kids if they do something that puts them in danger? It's not a question of blame but of concern for their safety.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

But while we have that problem, it seems reasonable to warn kids of the dangers. Is it not natural for parents to get somewhat mad at their kids if they do something that puts them in danger? It's not a question of blame but of concern for their safety.

Yup, by all means, warn kids of the dangers. That is absolutely reasonable Take preventive action. Parents have that responsibility. I'm a parent and I view myself as under a very serious obligation to do so.

But I have a lot of trouble understanding why so many commenters are focused laser like on the behavior of the girl as the main underlying cause of this incident.

I mean, I can guess. Clearly they are all male and its a lot easier to look at serious problems such as this one as being attributable to the behavior of people not like you (in this case, either teenage girls or their parents) and requiring those other "people not like me" to do something about it.

What makes me uncomfortable about that though is that you'd think those commenters be fine with viewing this not as a male problem per se, but rather as a sexual predator problem which they could easily distance themselves from because they aren't sexual predators themselves. But they can't do that.

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Jonathan PrinToday 03:28 pm JST

If you care about your daughters especially, you monitor and teach them right from wrong.

Let me fix that for you: If you care about women, you should teach your boys not to rape.

It is mentioned in this article that the girl was not armed and nit even called kidnapping. Why make a fuss about all this ?

Because a man forcefully detained a young girl - which, by the way, IS kidnapping.

I have two teenage daughters by the way.

So do many men, including serial killers, rapists, and sexual predtors - what point are you trying to make?

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Mr KiplingToday 01:26 pm JST

I'm not sure if this qualifies as victim blaming but if my 13 year old daughter went off on her own to the house of a 44 year old male stranger she had met on the internet I would be blaming both her stupidity and my own lack of parenting in equal measure.

Yes, it is victim blaming - so yeah ... stop.

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Japan really needs its own version of TCAP (To Catch a Predator). I bet they'd catch thousands of oyajis and otaku pervs. This country is crawling with them.

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KumagaijinToday 04:50 pm JST

Japan really needs its own version of TCAP (To Catch a Predator). I bet they'd catch thousands of oyajis and otaku pervs. This country is crawling with them.

I completely agree. However, take a look at the "Political background" section in

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_pornography_laws_in_Japan .

I remember that there was quite an discussion about this back in the days in here. Not just the pervs, oyajis and otakus. Even seemingly "normal" people, both men and women. I was surprised how many people were offended that it should be banned (it was 2000s!!!).

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@Robert Cikki

Did we both read the same section?

A 2007 public opinion poll taken by the Japanese government showed that 86.5% of respondents believed that child pornography regulations should be applied to anime and manga, while 90.9% endorsed regulations of "harmful materials" on the Internet.

also

In late June 2013, the Liberal Democratic Party moved forward with their proposal. A decision has not yet been reached.

Since Japan politics is essentially a one party democracy (due to little or no meaningful opposition) the recalcitrance of the old guard is kind of expected...

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AlternativeOpinionToday 05:56 pm JST

@Robert Cikki

Did we both read the same section?

A 2007 public opinion poll taken by the Japanese government showed that 86.5% of respondents believed that child pornography regulations should be applied to anime and manga, while 90.9% endorsed regulations of "harmful materials" on the Internet.

It was a poll taken by the gowernment. Not sure how many people they asked, I don't know, I admit.

But I remember the "uproar" and even some high collars going down the route like "I think this is a precedent" and also something like "if the girl is not nude but in her underwear, why is that a problem? It's like swimsuit catalogue". Something like that.

But, consider this happened like 10 years ago. So it was 2000s already. And we didn't have such regulation back then.

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"" members-only social networking site""???

So much for TRUST of these sites, on the creeps join since they can't be on an open platform for everyone to see them.

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MarkToday 06:17 pm JST

"" members-only social networking site""???

So much for TRUST of these sites, on the creeps join since they can't be on an open platform for everyone to see them.

I assume "members only" means you have to verify your address and probably pay some change, which keeps spammers and trolls away. What is your point?

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Sorry, we cant just let that ‘slip by’ @Jonathan Prin 3:28p “It is mentioned in this article that the girl was not (h?)armed and nit (not?) even called (it?) kidnapping. - Why make a fuss about all this ?”

- We can all see that you can’t type consistently well but most importantly, it’s also ‘your reading comprehension’ regarding this story today that is questionable. Yes, the media has not disclosed all details but this much is evident: Regardless of how she came to be there and how it started, it became ‘kidnapping AND rape.

“*March 9, he drove her to his home where he kept her confined until March 12 when the girl was able to leave the house and go to a nearby koban (police box)“ - *Criminal confinement against a person’s will is ‘Kidnapping. Don’t try watering it down.

not injured” as the police have said indicates that there is ‘no apparent injury’. - We don’t know all the details of the ‘lewd acts’ and the method(s) of confinement, whether they were physical or, by manipulation, threats and/or drugs. Any of these can result in ‘psychological harm’ of which police have no ability to determine.

Furthermore, @Jonathan Prin 3:28p “Why make a fuss about all this?”- As members of a presumedly, civilized society, we ALL have to stop ‘downplaying’ the potential dangers of these pedophiles!  Regardless of ‘how or why’ she was there, We ALL know ‘**lewd acts’ is used a general charge until they can establish if there was in fact, non-consensual sexual intercourse and/or rape of a minor child. **

IF it started as ‘compensated dating’ within the loopholes of ridiculous and ambiguous ‘laws of Japan’, women, and men, have a ‘basic human right to stop and refuse a physical or sexual act at any point they are not in a capacity to consent.’ If you are, one of many here, calling this kind of interaction with juveniles ‘legal, paid ‘prostitution”, then you are also one of the enablers of pedophilia.

@girl 12:14p has a point: “Time to decide to which group you belong.”

*Without the ‘perceived anonymity’ you think you’re afforded here, and all the ‘faux concern’ about your ‘daughters’ and ‘teaching’ them about the ‘wolf’s den”, - Honestly, - would the ‘significant other’ in your life, and your teenage daughters agree with what you’ve tried to ‘sugar coat’ here today? *

Finally, we don’t wish ill on anyone here, (even the jaded, misguided ‘enablers’) or, their families. Just remember: statistically, IF and/or when, they and/or a loved one, becomes a victim of a crime themselves then, we will see a very different kind of concern about these issues.

About misguided and manipulated teens @didou 10:28a understands. Go read or watch the Jeffrey Epstein story to understand how even intelligent, young girls can get easily coerced and sidetracked in life.

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@girl_in_tokyo

All of your posts seems to contradict the victim and the criminal by making both look wrong but then right. How confusing. IT IS WHAT IT IS! BOTH WERE WRONG! They knew what their true intentions were the only difference is most of us see a middle age man taking advantage of a supposedly naive 16-17 year old girl. The mere fact that she is a supposedly naive girl makes the situation look worse in your eyes. Every time you post about an issue your viewes are very biased against men regardless of their age!! My point both were wrong in their actions. There is more to what we were lead to believe or read.

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Of course, he should not have kidnapped her but she put herself out there. If she were in my family growing up, she would get a good whipping when she got home and deservedly so.

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This is actually a 'good' story when one considers so many others that have appeared here. She is home safe with a new experience under her belt to inform her safety in the future and, hopefully, will go on to have a long and happy life. And I will assume, for my own comfort, that "performing lewd acts on her" is just a euphemistic way of saying he did not 'sexually assault' her in the 'traditional' sense, here avoiding that terrible four letter 'r' word. Human Sexuality. Humanity's curse in so many ways for the crippling effect it has on so many Human personalities and the terrible acts it can drive... and abstinence makes a Human even crazier...who designed this place? We have to be the first draft...

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Monty

Here comes the victim blaming.

We all know that the 44 old man is an as...le.

But what the Girl did was also wrong!

How do you know? Victim blaming.

Contact with a man in his 40s.

Meeting him in Person in Tokyo.

Go to his appartement probably volunteer.

How do you know? Victim blaming.

Probably taking money for doing whatever.

How do you know? Victim blaming.

She did not only do wrong things, probably also illegal things.

How do you know? Victim blaming.

Do you defend that? Do you say that this is correct what she did?

How do you know? Victim blaming.

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William Bjornson Today 03:16 am JST

This is actually a 'good' story when one considers so many others that have appeared here. She is home safe with a new experience under her belt to inform her safety in the future

I don't know how to tell you this, but women, even young girls, know that there are some dangerous men out there who want to hurt or kills us, and we don't need to be kidnapped, raped, sexually assaulted to learn that lesson.

I also don't know how to explain to you that women sometimes do things that we know are dangerous regardless of knowing they are dangerous, because, quite frankly, there is nowhere we can go that isn't dangerous for us. And we want to live our lives and exist in public spaces instead of cowering at home in fear.

Instead of continually telling women to limit their activities, and then berating them when men attack them, why don't you instead

teach men and boys not to rape.

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MocheakeMar. 17 10:11 pm JST

Of course, he should not have kidnapped her but she put herself out there. If she were in my family growing up, she would get a good whipping when she got home and deservedly so.

Instead of continually telling women to limit their activities, and then berating them when men attack them, why don't you instead

teach men and boys not to rape.

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The point is prevention. The one in the best position to keep yourself safe is yourself. Some level of personal responsibility, and understanding of risk as a result of your actions are more than fair expectation imo for a 17 year old. That's beyond the age of baby sitting and making the decisions for you.

Of course the 44 year old knows more and is likely going to be in the position to take advantage, and he bears more responsibility but that doesn't mean the girl is absolved of all responsibility in the absence of any details.

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kaimycahl Mar. 17 09:56 pm JST

All of your posts seems to contradict the victim and the criminal by making both look wrong but then right.

No, I do not do that. I'm pretty clear in condemning the criminal and not blaming the victim.

YOU are the one engaging in victim-blaming:

How confusing. IT IS WHAT IT IS! BOTH WERE WRONG!

Instead of continually telling girls and women to limit their activities and then berating them when men attack them as they go about their lives, why don't we instead simply

teach men and boys not to rape

They knew what their true intentions were the only difference is most of us see a middle age man taking advantage of a supposedly naive 16-17 year old girl.

Because that IS what happened.

The mere fact that she is a supposedly naive girl makes the situation look worse in your eyes.

All 16-17 year old girls are naive in comparison with a 40 year old man. They don't have his life experience, maturity, cognitive ability to consider the ramifications of their actions, or ability to judge a person's character.

That doesn't just make the situation look worse in my eyes, that makes the situation objectively worse. An adult male took advantage of a young girl - this is a simple and clear fact.

Every time you post about an issue your viewes are very biased against men regardless of their age!! My point both were wrong in their actions. There is more to what we were lead to believe or read.

'Bias' is defined as "an inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way considered to be unfair."

It is not prejudiced nor unfair to put the blame for a crime squarely onto the shoulders of the person who committed that crime.

What you are saying is that crime victims bear responsibility for the crimes perpetuated against them. That every person who has been kidnapped, raped, beaten up, robbed, is complicit in that crime against them.

Oh wait, no, that isn't what you are saying. You are actually saying that girls and women are complicit in the violence perpetuated against them by men. Other crimes are obviously the fault of the criminal; it's only when the crime involves male violence against women that you jump to the defense of the criminal.

Now tell me again: who is biased?

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@ Girl in tokyo

I do have sincere respect for your efforts to promote what is better in us and show the way. It does not mean only theory and wishes will change the world.

People are people. Some are mean for all different reasons (mental illnesses, revenge over bad fortune, or just bad tempered....).

There is the need for prevention included in education.

It is like saying if you teach peace, world will be peaceful. It helps of course and needed but above all, understanding avoidance of situations where one creates all bad ingredients for a crime is needed also.

I wish you would had that level in addition to your speeches, for the better.

Respect is all. I care for ladies and it saddens me to learn about any difficult times for women, believe it or not.

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@Snowymounterhell

Instead of just feeling good by thinking you are white as snow like hundreds on social networks, you are the one remaining anonymous.

I keep my thougths straight and don't need to berate anyone, by respect.

Happy you corrected my typos, thanks.

I hope to make people think harder.

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