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Man arrested for assaulting girlfriend’s 10-month-old daughter

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Police in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, have arrested a 31-year-old unemployed man for beating his girlfriend’s then 10-month-old daughter last September. 

Police said the infant suffered a fractured skull and there were multiple bruises on her body, Sankei Shimbun reported. 

Police said the man, Yuto Mizutani, moved in with the child’s mother last spring. The assault occurred at around 12:30 a.m. on Sept 17 at their apartment in a municipal housing complex. At the time, the mother was out shopping and immediately called an ambulance upon returning home. 

The hospital contacted the chid welfare center about a case of possible child abuse.

According to police, Mizutani has admitted to the charge. He was quoted as saying, “I became angry when the child continued to cry and slapped her on the head. After that, I was holding her when I dropped her on her head.”  

Police said Mizutani also said: “Since [the baby] did not take a liking to me, I’ve hit her before.”

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Breaking heart story.

Where are dads ?

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Tragic.

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A 10 month old baby didn’t take a liking to him? That’s his excuse? Hopefully in prison he will get a few cracks on the head too

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Baby didn’t take a liking to him? More likely baby reminded him of girlfriends ex !

It takes a real hard man to punch a baby.... Shame he isn’t in the UK, his time in prison would not be pleasant.

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A lot of guys like this around. Basically violent animals with no concept of reason, kindness or human decency. That's why I try not to get into it with crazy drivers and other strangers. Some are capable of the worst mindless violence over the smallest perceived provocation.

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commanteer ... well said, thx u.

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A real tough guy. I hope the baby recovers fully and never has a memory of this.

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Somebody ought to drop this guy on his head, preferably from a great height.

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A lot of guys like this around. Basically violent animals with no concept of reason, kindness or human decency. That's why I try not to get into it with crazy drivers and other strangers. Some are capable of the worst mindless violence over the smallest perceived provocation.

Wise words to keep in mind.

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Shame he isn’t in the UK, his time in prison would not be pleasant.

I often think it would be great for these types of people to be sent to US prisons. It irritates me because I’m not the type to wish harm on anyone, but when babies, infants, and children are involved, it pushes my limits.

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the baby] did not take a liking to me

Smart kid. Smarter than the mother.

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Their are a few things that are not liked or tolerated in prison, 1 is a wife and child beaters, 2 Paedophiles, they normally have to be segregated for their own protection. A 10 month baby crying? WTF?! thats what they do, they also poop and wee they need food, attention and love, not a slap around the head!

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What a heartbreaking story. The baby didn't return his love ❤。Hard to imagine why.

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Police said Mizutani also said: “Since [the baby] did not take a liking to me, I’ve hit her before.”

Gee what a surprise the baby did not take liking to him. A real treasure, that guy.

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maybe get a job, loser

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I bet the guy was abused himself when he was a child -- of course that's no excuse for what he did, which is inexcusable, but it shows the profound need for psychological outreach to those in need to help to break the cycle of violence before it can harm future generations.

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but it shows the profound need for psychological outreach to those in need to help to break the cycle of violence before it can harm future generations.

So sorry, but I have had many, many years of experience of working with such individuals throughout my career (I'm now 73 and retired), and there are very few who succeed in changing their behaviour. All too often, they haven't reach a tipping point of emotion, nor can they visualise an alternative to their learned behaviour. However, there is always hope

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Chances were Mizutani held a grudge against the mother's EX. Hope the baby girl will get back on her feet ASAP.

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Police said Mizutani also said: “Since [the baby] did not take a liking to me, I’ve hit her before.”

Yuto Mizutani, must be the dumbest, or should I say brainless, cruelest person on earth to say what he did. I think when he was born and when he came out of his mothers womb the doctor must have dropped him on his head. How could he do and say such a thing?

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Police said the infant suffered a fractured skull

God I hope the poor thing didn’t suffer brain damage

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