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Man arrested for assaulting 16-year-old girl in train station toilet

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Police in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated assault after he injured a 16-year-old girl with a box cutter in the toilet at a train station.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:20 a.m. Thursday in a toilet at JR Okamoto Station, Fuji TV reported. Police said the suspect, Tatsuya Nemoto, a company employee, turned himself in at around 1:50 a.m. Saturday and was charged on Saturday night.

Police said Nemoto forced his way into the toilet behind the girl and threatened her with the cutter and demanded she give him any valuables she had with her. The girl resisted and sustained a knife wound on her right hand. Nemoto then fled.

Police released station surveillance camera footage showing Nemoto running out of the station. Police said Nemoto told them that when he saw the footage released online and on TV news, he realized he couldn’t remain free, so he decided to turn himself in. However, police said Nemoto also told them he didn’t plan to rob the girl and just wanted to see her surprised look. He has remained silent since.

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However, police said Nemoto also told them he didn’t plan to rob the girl and just wanted to see her surprised look. He has remained silent since.

hands himself in but can’t take responsibility for his actions so lies trough his teeth... WTF?

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Today’s maniac of the day.

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Give this worthless piece of garbage 20 years in the slammer. What sort of coward would attack a girl?

I hope the poor innocent girl recovers mentally from this.

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I'm curious as to what sort of inappropriately light punishment he will receive.

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the suspect, ..., a company employee

Now former company employee

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However, police said Nemoto also told them he didn’t plan to rob the girl and just wanted to see her surprised look.

How in the world is that an excuse? He might as well have stuck with the robbery.

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How do you know he wasn’t thinking of raping after he took her belongings???

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 Nemoto also told them he didn’t plan to rob the girl and just wanted to see her surprised look. He has remained silent since.

Smart move. He must have realized "I'm not really a thief or robber, I'm just a psychopath who attacks girls for kicks" wasn't going to help his case.

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That surveillance camera footage broadcast on TV was remarkably clear and distinct; upon seeing himself on television the suspect knew that he could not hide.

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A very dangerous man.

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Yet another anime brain dead.

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