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Man arrested for abusing 2-year-old girl

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Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated assault after he strangled the two-year-old daughter of his live-in girlfriend. Police said the girl suffered internal bleeding, but her injury is non-life-threatening.

According to police, Mizuki Gokei, who is self-employed, is accused of assaulting the child at his apartment at around 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Fuji TV reported. He allegedly strangled the girl and kicked her in the stomach. The incident came to light when the mother reported the incident to the police.

Police said Gokei has admitted to the allegations and quoted him as saying, “I had warned the child because she was messing around, but she wouldn’t listen to me.”

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What is wrong with people.

18 ( +19 / -1 )

Hopefully, the mother likewise will kick him … ‘to the curb’.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

He definitely needs to find another place to live. How long can the Japanese justice system keep him?

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He allegedly strangled the girl and kicked her in the stomach."

Another POS punk that needs a good strangle and kick in the stomach , just as he did to a little 2 year old child. Scum.

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Police said Gokei has admitted to the allegations and quoted him as saying, “I had warned the child because she was messing around, but she wouldn’t listen to me.”

She is 2 years old! Unbelievable.

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Police said Gokei has admitted to the allegations and quoted him as saying, “I had warned the child because she was messing around, but she wouldn’t listen to me.”

Funny how I never kicked and strangled my child when he didn’t listen to me.

There is a distinct lack of social education e child rearing amongst some people.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

There are a lot of men who regard their partners children from previous relationships as " leftover baggage".

These are NOT the guys you are looking for!

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Title is wrong: abusing and assaulting are two very different things.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Reading articles like these are a reminder that the average Japanese will never be overburdened with empathy.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

We can only hope they send this monster to jail and be told what to do everyday for a few years.

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What a scumbag!!! What is it with people who abuse and beat up kids? I am sure they wouldn’t dare pick on someone their own size. I hope this guy meets someone bigger than him and gives him a little taste of his own “hard discipline”.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

People who abuse children were most likely abused, now some forgive and forget and some just carry on with the same Trauma.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

It always seems that these kind of cases occur with younger men who hook up with an older woman with a child from a previous partner.

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“she wouldn’t listen to me.”

I'm sure, she's not the only one there, Mizuki.

No one listens to you.

You're scum.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Of course she wouldn't listen to your you're not her father! Why women must tolerate such man !!

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@snowymountainhell I thought the article stated that Mizuki Gokei, who is self-employed, is accused of assaulting the child at his apartment! You wrote "He definitely needs to find another place to live. How long can the Japanese justice system keep him"?

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Just ‘a turn of phase’ @kaimycahl 10:16pm, sarcastically meaning: Gokei definitely needs some time ‘in prison’, don’t you agree? - Please read the question that followed for clarification:

How long can the Japanese justice system keep him?” -

*@kaimycahl 10:16pm:** “…I thought the article stated that Mizuki Gokei, who is self-employed, is accused of assaulting the child at his apartment!” -*

I don’t expect her to literally “kick him to the curb” either. Although she may (and many here would), find that event quite ‘rewarding’. It means to just ‘break it off’ and end the relationship with him, the physical abuser of her child.

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Somehow, when we see this identical behavior by dominant males toward the offspring of current mates that are not the male's own in our cousin apes, big cats, even rats and mice, we just shrug it off as 'Nature'. But, when we see the exact same thing in our own species, so many seem to find it 'incomprehensible'. It's sad to see that Human paleoarchaeology, while a popular topic in 'pop' science, has such a low penetrance into actual Human self-perception. We seem more than eager to deny our own origins which, when understood and embraced, do much to explain our world today. Regardless of its origin, behavior like this cannot be tolerated, but seeing its actual roots might go far toward finding a way to mitigate its almost common occurrence amongst us. Human behavior is based a great deal less on 'thought' than we like to believe and 'impulse' often comes straight out of our brainstems... We need to learn to recognise and treat this pathology BEFORE it manifests in tragedies like this and worse, and not deny it and see every such event as 'unique'. There are two victims of this behavior and my guess would be that the 'impulse' itself is not uncommon however it may be inhibited or not by cultural training. The child may recover, but the (usually young) adult suffering this ('natural') impulse, whatever sort of 'monster' we perceive them to be, never will. But preemptive recognition and intervention never seems to gain a higher priority than post event punishment in the allocation of our resources. Which is worse and more damaging overall, our behavior or our priorities?

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@William Bjornson

Honestly .. one of the most beautiful and interesting thoughts I've ever had the opportunity to read. But I'm afraid there aren't enough people today who can share or understand it. And this is a defeat for all of us.

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Another POS punk that needs a good strangle and kick in the stomach , just as he did to a little 2 year old child. Scum.

amen brother!

0 ( +1 / -1 )

some people are too mean. 2 years old OMG

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its not just boyfriends who are abusing their partners children, the fathers are doing it too to their very own blood (i.e. the monster who beat his own kid with a drumstick)...

japanese schools need to teach the next generation on how to manage/deal with their emotions and how to deal with children (in some countries, they call it family studies class)

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I had warned the child because she was messing around, but she wouldn’t listen to me.

That's a new, another fine excuse. I will keep that in my drawer with other excuses like "I didn't know it was illegal", "I don't remember because i was drunk", "I had a fight with my wife and I was frustrated".

And still there's this consensus that we don't need a list of sex offenders and child abusers in here and that we are fine without it.. Right?

In many other countries, these monsters get punishment that we wouldn't dream of here. Here? They get out of jail "pretty quickly". Because "hey, the baby was crying and it was loud and he just couldn't take it anymore". In more than three decades here, I can't recall a case where the perpetrator of any offense against children received any substantially long sentence coupled with post-sentence treatment..

Such crimes really make my blood boil.

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I had warned the child because she was messing around, but she wouldn’t listen to me.

Hmmm

Who is more child?

Seriously what is going on with people here?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Good to know he is arrested. He is not the father of this child. Hopefully away in a jail for a while and hopefully too that his girlfriend will never allow this violent man to share the same rooms with her again.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

@N.M. "Abuse" and "assault" mean different things but "assault" is a subset of abuse - under physical abuse. It sounds wrong in the title because "abuse" is more commonly associated with (and sometimes treated as synonymous to) its other subset - sexual abuse.

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Mr Kipling

There are a lot of men who regard their partners children from previous relationships as " leftover baggage". These are NOT the guys you are looking for!

The instinct is carried over from the animal world. Lions do this routinely, as do bears, chimpanzees, dolphins and probably countless other advances species. Face it, we are just at the top of the pyramid, not outside of it. And absolutely, women should be aware of this and be very selective if young children are involved.

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Another one?! geez ...

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Really? I assume many like wise victims fail to be reported. With this case the mother report it to the police. My first instinct would be to get the girl to the hospital. Second would be report it. The Hospital would of question how the injury were obtain and co reported with mother when the mother told them her Partner was responsible. It seem to me the mother was more interested in pay back then health concern for her Daughter. I am not excusing the Male responsible in the attack . We all have at same time witness how the police work in Japan when a citizen is injury. They will question the victim before allowing any medical treatment . The police will make the medical team stand off until questioning is over only then will the police allow medical treatment. I have witness this many time in Japan and nearly come to blow with the police over this treatment of a injured person not receiving medical treatment first.

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