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79-year-old man arrested over sexual assault, death of 100-year-old nursing home resident

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Police in Teshikaga, Hokkaido, have arrested a 79-year-old man residing in a nursing home on suspicion of allegedly sexually assaulting a 100-year-old bedridden female resident in her room.

Police said Mototsugu Sato is accused of sexually assaulting the woman at around 9:30 p.m. on Sept 7, Kyodo News reported. A member of the staff making the rounds caught him in the act.

The victim was taken to hospital and died at 12:50 a.m. on Sept 8.

Police are investigating whether the incident resulted in her death.

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This is just tragic all round.

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My lord!

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Poor woman.

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As is often the case, very little information in the article. It's not hard to imagine the man had some form of dementia. If so, who to blame? Or perhaps more important, how to prevent something similar happening again.

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What a thug and an animal, lock him up for the rest of his miserable life, or just hand him over to the lady children.

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@ Albaleo I agree, there is little information to suggest why such a horrific incident occurred. Some posters here make assumption based on little information and hang people not trying to understand the underlying reasoning they just call names. Perhaps they have the inability to reason and just react on to words. The sky is falling. Oh no!!!

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@Mark you seem to have personally known the women and that she had children?

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kaimycahl: " I agree, there is little information to suggest why such a horrific incident occurred. Some posters here make assumption based on little information and hang people not trying to understand the underlying reasoning they just call names."

Please do tell us what justifies sexually assaulting and then murdering a 100-year old woman, starting with the first part. What more information do we need to call this guy names? Come on, bud. I'm genuinely curious to hear what you think is reasonable grounds for sexually assaulting ANYONE, let alone a 100-year old in a nursing home, for starters.

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In an article written in Japanese, they stayed that Sato has dementia.

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*stated, not stayed !

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Please do tell us what justifies sexually assaulting and then murdering a 100-year old woman, starting with the first part.

Nothing justifies sexual assault, and kaimycahl offered no such opinion. But dementia might explain the situation. It's best to seek the facts before howling for punishment.

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albaleo Sep. 11 11:11 pm JST

.But dementia might explain the situation. It's best to seek the facts before howling for punishment.

It might explain it in part, yes. But at the same time, it is very unusual for a dementia patient to rape and murder someone.

And I wonder, the next time there is an article about a mentally ill person raping and murdering someone, are these people going to show the same sympathy towards the rapist/murderer?

Maybe have another think on this one, guys.

A thought exercise for you: imagine that the family of this woman will read your comments. Then imagine your grandmother was killed in this way, and you are the one reading these comments.

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And I wonder, the next time there is an article about a mentally ill person raping and murdering someone, are these people going to show the same sympathy towards the rapist/murderer?

I don’t think speculating about the reasons he committed this crime constitutes as “showing sympathy”.

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Please do tell us what justifies sexually assaulting and then murdering a 100-year old woman, starting with the first part.

I don’t see any part in his post where he justified it so I don’t see why you’re jumping to this conclusion

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Dementia can cause this kind of behavior in men and in women; affected people may think they're young again and with their spouse or lover. Perhaps the staff should have taken measures in advance.

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My dog, what a tragic, tragic thing to happen. The man has obviously something not right in him, and that poor bed ridden woman, I honestly have no words to say that would alleviate her grief and sadness and violation. I hope both are treated well and things put in place to stop this occurring again, what ever they would be.

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Perhaps the staff should have taken measures in advance.

If he'd shown similar behavior before, then I agree. But I have a memory of two sisters in their 80s who lived in the apartment above me. The younger one developed dementia, but it seemed fairly mild. Then out of the blue, she suddenly attacked her sister. As you say, perhaps a reversion to childhood.

Anyway, I don't think it's a question of justification or sympathy. More of a question of how to prevent such things.

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Holy $h/L! That's some cold blooded crap!

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