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Man arrested for sexually assaulting college student, stealing her underwear

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Kanagawa prefectural police have re-arrested a 24-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman and stealing her underwear in March.

According to police, Hiroki Naohara, who lives in Yokosuka, had already been arrested for sexually assaulting a high school girl in April, Sankei Shimbun reported. The latest charge is over an assault that occurred around 9:25 p.m. on March 2 as the victim, a fourth-year private university student, was walking along a sidewalk. Naohara is accused of dragging her into a vacant lot where he sexually assaulted her for about 25 minutes and stole her underwear.

Police said Naohara told them he was looking for potential victims while seated in his car.

In April, Naohara and a male accomplice, Hitoshi Kikuchi, 24, were arrested for raping a female high school student in a park in Yokosuka. Naohara has also been charged over a third sexual assault since March.

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Let’s hope both of these predators will be spending the next 10-15 years in a small cell.

10 ( +13 / -3 )

Rapists should get life with no chance of parole.

3 ( +13 / -10 )

No doubt a lot of guys still resistant to the role porn plays in these type of crimes.

-10 ( +6 / -16 )

Accept in extreme circumstances, it has beeen proven within psycholically tested modules, almost everyone, treated for the mental illness they suffer have the ability to reform. Life in prison, without the possibility for reform or parole is death.

-9 ( +7 / -16 )

Rapists in Japan generally aren't sentenced to life.

Both of the guys mentioned had already raped and were free to roam about because they weren't incarcerated.

I'm sure the victim wasn't too thrilled about that.

14 ( +17 / -3 )

sounds like they went on a raping spree, down there in yokosuka least 3 cases, amazing

12 ( +13 / -1 )

Three rapes in three months, life in prison sounds fair to me.

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Both of the guys mentioned had already raped and were free to roam about because they weren't incarcerated.

Where did you get that information? As far as this article, they were arrested and are being charged for other unsolved previous rapes.

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" stealing her underwear"

really, what is it with funky underwear? some sic SOBs

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really, what is it with funky underwear? some sic SOBs

It's a trophy.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

For clarification they were arrested in April for one rape and now they were able to charge them with another rape that happened in March.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

For clarification they were arrested in April for one rape and now they were able to charge them with another rape that happened in March.

Yes that is what is reported above.

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Wait. I am very confused here. He's was out walking around on 2 rape charges? He raped 2 women in March, one being a minor and with an accomplice. Then he is let go and raped another woman in April only to be let go and brought back into custody in May for the previous rape charges. Why is a serial rapist walking around in the first place?

9 ( +13 / -4 )

No suspended sentence please.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

No suspended sentence please.

Suspended from the neck would be more appropriate, IMO.

11 ( +14 / -3 )

 Why is a serial rapist walking around in the first place?

Because he is not. He was arrested once, and is still in custody.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

castration...we don't need pigs like this procreating

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Both of the guys mentioned had already raped and were free to roam about because they weren't incarcerated.

What? I don't see that is says that in the article, and I really doubt it to be true. Where are you getting this from?

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Oh, but this other post shows me people's confusion:

I am very confused here. He's was out walking around on 2 rape charges? He raped 2 women in March, one being a minor and with an accomplice. Then he is let go and raped another woman in April only to be let go and brought back into custody in May for the previous rape charges.

No. Japanese police will arrest someone, then while they are in custody, re-arrest them. This is often because they charge them with one crime to hold them, then re-arrest them under the actual crime after they have gathered evidence. In this case however, it appears that they just found out about more crimes after they had been arrested for the first, and they re-arrested them.

Remember, we're reading English translations of the results of Japanese legal situations. I'd bet that often the translators don't even know how the system work, which is why we don't get translations that more accurately express how it works in Japan.

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Help these guys , give them counseling and guidance, part of that would be punishment too, but they need help FFS NOT life in prisonment. Sure 6 months or a couple of years to reflect on their misdeads and learn, then if they screw up after that then nail them hard n give them life in the slammer, but not straight away.

They and their victims need counseling and help !

-13 ( +2 / -15 )

" stealing her underwear"

really, what is it with funky underwear? some sic SOBs

I remember this sick psycho.

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/3000-pairs-of-stolen-panties-found-in-home-of-underwear-thief

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They and their victims need counseling and help !

First time I've seen the rapist portrayed as a victim. It is a very serious crime and one from which some victims never fully recover. In most countries it receives a prison sentence in line with a serious violent assault, which this is. Not the slap on the wrist you suggest.

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They and their victims need counseling and help !

No, this is a big crime.. Rapists deserve a big punishment..

In my country, people lynch rapists to death, before police arrive, just saying..

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Wait why can't we introduce sentencing like treatment or vaccine clinical trials for diseases (yeah covid19 would be great) .

I know it sounds silly and the circumstances under which crimes were commit-ed (age, mental illness etc) are important but still I think there is plenty of room to give this a think.

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No. Japanese police will arrest someone, then while they are in custody, re-arrest them.

Yeah, the term "re-arrest" is very awkward and misleading. It somewhat implies that they were released and then arrested again. In reality, it just means that they were charged with more crimes.

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If this kind this kind of thing happened in any other country they, would have been put away for a long time at the very beginning. Japan is so soft on crime.

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If this kind this kind of thing happened in any other country they, would have been put away for a long time at the very beginning.

Um, they almost definitely were not let out. We’ve been over this in the comments. See above. You’ve fallen behind.

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hey japan why are these guys not in JAIL HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I remember this sick psycho.

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/3000-pairs-of-stolen-panties-found-in-home-of-underwear-thief

I read the article to your link. 3,000!? The comments under that article were hilarious. Wonder whatever happened to that guy? It was dated 2010.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Massive downvotes for clarifying a fact. Some miserable people out there.

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I guess that assaulting young women, and thinking your behavior will keep you out of jail! Think again!

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PUDUS:

My Ex said, as a youngster...her underwear would disappear from hanging up

on the Line, outside...in Okinawa...freakin’ pervs.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Sounds like a violent serial rapist. Why was he out and not locked up already?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Why was he out and not locked up already?

Have you confirmed he was out and not locked up? Seems you're making an assumption without having clarified.

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WA4TKG

May 14 11:56 am JST

PUDUS:

My Ex said, as a youngster...her underwear would disappear from hanging up

on the Line, outside...in Okinawa...freakin’ pervs.

There's plenty of them around. Ever hear 'Arnold Layne' by Pink Floyd?

bass4funkMay 13 11:32 pm JST" stealing her underwear"

really, what is it with funky underwear? some sic SOBs

I remember this sick psycho.

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/3000-pairs-of-stolen-panties-found-in-home-of-underwear-thief

There was a similar case of a sicko in my hometown who stole boys' socks. No sex assaults, he just accosted them, held them down and took their socks. The police found several pairs of boys' socks hanging on a Christmas tree in his home. This occurred around 2005 or so.

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Mirai HayashiMay 13 08:49 pm JSTcastration...we don't need pigs like this procreating

See my post above. Hiroki Naohara can be sentenced to a chain gang and he'll hate it!

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Those are insect in any society

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