Police in Onojo, Fukuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 72-year-old man on suspicion of violating the stalking control law after he sent 1,107 messages on a social media site to a 32-year-old woman.
According to police, Tamotsu Ishimaru has admitted to sending the messages to the woman who lives in the prefecture between December and the end of January.
Local media reported that police issued a a warning to Ishimaru last June to stop trying to contact the woman and that he had agreed to leave her alone.
Police did not say how or when Ishimaru and the woman first met.© Japan Today
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Does that woman know that she can block him anytime she want, in most social media feature they have those kind of feature.
You are right! She can block him and I am assuming that its on the LINE app. She can block him and change her settings to "scan QR code" to add people. Not saying its her fault because it isn't. I'm curious as to how he got her info.
sakurasukiToday 07:08 am JST
And did you know that stalkers often make new accounts so that they can continue stalking?
Wow, a lot of victim-blaming in the comments... We don't know if the suspect made multiple accounts to harass her.
There is a block function. After 3 posts this should have been used. Not rocket science is it?
Stalkers find ways around blocks. They use multiple identities, VPN, and come at their victim from multiple platforms, not all of which have good measures in place to prevent such activities.
There is no doubt the stalker broke the law on multiple occasions and caused the victim a lot of stress.
And considering all the recent cases where stalkers have physically attacked and even murdered the women they are stalking, cases like this need to be taken very seriously.
There is no need to question her intelligence, motivation, or truthfulness. There is, however, cause to question why blaming the victim is so pervasive.
Probably he is just crazy.
75 years old ! what use is a 75 year old to a 32 year old women...lol....hes a joker.
And you know this......how? Proof?
police sent a warning…
we’ve seen how well that works. Lady is going to be in the news again in a few weeks for a lot worse isn’t she…
This old guy thinks real women are as easy to give in compared to the actresses in a japanese adult movies. Japanese porn stories are weird, that's why weirdos in Japan are everywhere
sir_bentley28Today 12:26 pm JST
You want me to prove that some platforms have worse security than others, and that stalkers take advantage of this?
And you want me to prove that stalkers change their profile or user name and come back to continue stalking.
And you need proof because believing this requires extraordinary evidence and not just common knowledge.
Girl in Tokyo
You sure all stalkers are men against women?
No blame game, 72, he needs to grow up, clearly. A 32-year-old should not be giving out her personal information to a man double her age. Agreement with many others she could block her account and if he managed to bypass that she could have shut down her account and created a new one. Yes, a hassle, however she has to own some of the responsibility for giving out her personal information to this guy.
falseflagsteveToday 04:29 pm JST
I did not say that.
Awa no Gaijin
Well that sounds a bit off !
With the amount of times he tried to contact her its reasonable to assume he had a reason to be so infatuated with her.
Local media said so...so it must be true !
sir_bentley28Today 12:26 pm JST
Yes! I work in Science, forensics! Proof is everything! Someone standing on a pillbox spewing talks of the untrue nature is never taken seriously.