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Ex-teacher gets 3 years for child porn

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Three years seems rather lenient. Why no mention of the occupations of the other five paedophiles?

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Akira Hashimoto... sexually abused an 11-year-old boy... and took videos of naked boys at a public bathing facility

The crackdown continues, and yes, it's little boys they like!!

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Seriously we are talking about child molesters here and only gets 3 years? THIS IS A JOKE.

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I wonder why he was in the Yokohama district court, when he was a Tokyo resident, and the crimes appear to have occurred in Shizuoka and Tokyo.

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100000 photos should be 100000 days in prison.

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@Alfie Noakes

Yes youre right. However, if this was Canada or Sweden, He would be out of jail in roughly 6 months or less.

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3 lousy years for sexual assualt and kid porn? come on japan. protect your kids!

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Three years for the sexual abuse of a child is a woefully inadequate sentence.

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Life would have been a better sentence. I don't think you can cure pedophillia. Just lock them up so they don't harm the most vulnerable in our society.

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3 years? I can't believe this! Why such a light sentence? It will take more than 3 years for these kids to get over this. Unbelievable!

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Come on, no one was hurt. Just put the guy on probation! I bet he even shared some of the income with the kids.

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Imagine if these were girls

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lostrune, it does not matter if it was girls or boys that had been violated, its a crime full stop. are you saying if it was girls it would be less of a issue?

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Funny, this is a perfect example of what I was just posting about on the Gay school kids' book article.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Do Japanese courts ever hand out serious sentences?

Every case I read about, this one included, seem to end in ridiculously lenient sentences by developed countries' standards.

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lostrune, it does not matter if it was girls or boys that had been violated, its a crime full stop. are you saying if it was girls it would be less of a issue?

If the perpetrators were girls, it'd be less an issue

If the victims were girls, it'd be more an issue

That's just the way the world is right now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7SpXGz-XOc

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Possessing child porn is a mandatory 7 year sentence in Australia, plus taking videos and sharing the photos. He's lucky he is in child-porn-friendly Japan. He'd be looking at 15 years in the big house in Australia where they love to beat on kiddy fiddlers every day.

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Three years for a koumuin is rare, I thought the dirtbag would get by with a suspended sentence ! Japanese police and courts consider the fact that the person is a koumuin, and believe the person will not repeat the crime because they are koumuin! I never understood that logic, but I am glad he got something, should have been 30 years in my opinion!

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"He's lucky he is in child-porn-friendly Japan"

Say it loud and say it proud!!

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The others involved;

Suzuki Tatsuya, aged 23, from Saitama, Unemployed.

Suzuki Kouhei, aged 22 from Yokosuka, University student.

Tanaka Kouichirou, aged 66, from Tokyo, Former primary school teacher.

Unnamed, aged 20, from Tokyo, University student.

Kaiho Tetsuya, aged 35, from Osaka, Nurse.

Link below , They show all but the 20 year old defendants faces.

http://ladybug000.com/danshi-jidou-porn-aikouka-6nin/

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Hashimoto was one of six people in two groups who had been convicted of sexual abuse crimes after exchanging pornographic videos and photos of teenage and pre-teen boys.

The groups became acquainted through social media and a total of more than 100,000 photos and video items have been confiscated at locations related to them.

This only shows that Japanese aren't really IT-smart&savvy when it comes to acquiring these types of porn.

... and they used LINE for exchanging??? lmao

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To all the foreigners here complaining about the "light" sentencing...

Revised anti-CP law states that CP possession should net you 1 yr detention and 1,000,000 yen fine.

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@Red suns

To all the foreigners here complaining about the "light" sentencing...

Revised anti-CP law states that CP possession should net you 1 yr detention and 1,000,000 yen fine.

He sexually abused an 11-year-old boy, it was not just possession of CP!

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Do Japanese courts ever hand out serious sentences?

If we judge things by the level of crime and the recidivism rate, it would seem so. Perhaps it's not-so-developed countries that like severe sentences that have problems.

Possessing child porn is a mandatory 7 year sentence in Australia

The article isn't clear about the nature of the images. If it was just photos taken in public baths, is it really porn? I think the point of pornography laws is to prevent harm to the subjects, not to assuage the moral outrage of the general public.

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What do you think? Maybe if we stopped calling it 'sexual abuse,' 'sexually molest,' 'sexual assault', or 'indecent assault,' and just called it what it is, child rape,

these f(&(rs would get more than three years.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

just called it what it is, child rape

Depends on the actual acts committed. Rape would involve penetration (with anything)

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Three years is not nearly enough. Multiple it by ten...

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