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61-year-old man arrested for kidnapping 12-year-old girl in Kagawa

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Police in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 61-year-old man on suspicion of kidnapping a 6th year elementary school girl in March, holding her captive in his apartment, and subjecting her to indecent acts.

TBS quoted police as saying that the suspect, identified as Koji Komatsu, had become acquainted with the 12-year-old girl and began giving her small amounts of spending money in order to gain her trust. Police said that on March 20 in the early afternoon, Komatsu offered to drive the girl home but took her to his apartment instead. Police said he threatened the girl and bound both of her hands. Over the period of her confinement, Komatsu inappropriately touched the girl's body and committed other indecent acts, TBS quoted police as saying.

Police said that when Komatsu left the apartment, the girl was able to untie herself and escape. She sustained no major physical injuries.

The girl's mother called the police and they immediately began their search for Komatsu.

Komatsu, who has denied the charge, was quoted by police as saying that he didn't threaten the girl and that he only put his arms around her.

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A fan of Little Sister Paradise? Hope he gets a cell with horny Yuks!

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Wow, she was lucky she could escape. Could've ended worse

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Komatsu, who has denied the charge, was quoted by police as saying that he didn’t threaten the girl and that he only put his arms around her.

Totally disconnected. He doesn't get that what he did was wrong. Stupid sicko.

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This happened on March 20th? That's quite a long time for it to come out in the news. That being said I hope this guy gets dealt with severely.

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Bless her heart!

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send him to a jail in the U.S., he will get spanked silly.

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I am glad that she escaped unharmed. People need to teach their kids the golden rule: SAY NO TO STRANGERS

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Lucky she got away, and I hope he gets the maximum jail time the law allows. Pervert.

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"period of confinement" = how long?

Couldn't find it in the article, why such an important info missing? Confined Mar 20 til now??

DaDude-

don' talk to strangers

This is actually not the best thing to teach kids for several reasons that would take too long to explain here. If you want to know why I make such a counter-intuitive and mysterious comment, Irecommend you read this book; "Protecting the Gift", by Gavin DeBecker, a security consultant with a lot of experience protecting a lot of ppl. This book is for parents about keeping your kids safe. Highly recommended.

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I can only hope I have implanted a sense of caution of strangers into my daughter's mind and she will refuse all offerings from strangers.

As for this old git, I am having flashbacks to the lyrics of a Bloodhound gang song called, "I hope you die!" Not for the name of the song, but for the the description of the treatment the parson in the song receives in jail.

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Funny that no proof except the girl's words ... No one saw heard noticed nothing. Was he living in the middle of nowhere ?

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Funny that no proof except the girl's words ...

And, you know there is no proof because?

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had become acquainted with the 12-year-old girl and began giving her small amounts of spending money in order to gain her trust.

Never mind about the "he said/she said" aspect, this is the most troubling. Why would a kid take money from a guy that is not a relative of hers? Just the fact that he was "grooming" her to be more receptive to him by giving her stuff seems troubling. I bet if you peel the onion on this, you will find this guy has been doing this for a long time.

I do hope that the girl will be fine and that she learned a very valuable lesson about taking money from strangers. Long time ago I met a woman who I thought was "way out there" mentally. Come to find out, she had a similar experience like this to happen to her in her childhood. Some guy did exactly similar stuff to her, and kept her for awhile and when he let her go told her that if she told it would only embarras her and her family, and they didn't report it. So the pervert got off, and the end result this lady developed some serious mental issues. At least this girl's mother made the right decision to contact authorities, and I hope that follow up mental treatment is included. I hate to see her life screwed up because of this.

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What a sick piece of trash. Its a good thing that girl escaped. Too many sickos in this world.

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if this guy is short of sex in his life, why don't you put him in a womans prison, Iam shure there are one or two ladies that could do with a bit of sexy time.

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