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Man arrested for molesting elementary school girl

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of molesting an elementary school girl as she walked home from school last week.

According to police, Kento Naridomi, a company employee, has admitted to the charge, Fuji TV reported. Police quoted him as saying he was stressed out from having to work at home for so long.

The incident occurred on the afternoon of June 24 in Edogawa Ward. Police said that Naridomi rode his bicycle toward the girl walking on the sidewalk ahead of him. He got off his bike and fondled the girl’s chest. The girl ran home and told her mother what happened.

Police said Naridomi surfaced as a suspect after an analysis of street surveillance camera footage.

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hang him.

-3 ( +14 / -17 )

You know what I do when I’m stressed? Actually it doesn’t matter. I sure as heck don’t sexually assault people though.

Throw the book at him!

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One of the “mantra” always repeated when talking about Japan is “it is a very safe country”. After several years in this land, I can say that “it is a highly safe country if you are an adult male. Lesser safe if you are a kid(boy). It is barely safe (I dare to say enough dangerous) if you are a woman or a girl”.

21 ( +27 / -6 )

Baffling why parents let their young children walk home alone on sometimes vacant, narrow streets.

-18 ( +9 / -27 )

He justifies molesting a child because he is stressed out? I’m curious to know if the court will actually believe this pitiful defense.

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Maybe like this?

Suspect: “Naridomi Kento”; age: 30; Occup: company employee; Incident: Jun 24, ‘21; location: Edogawa ward, Tokyo; Allegation: Reported allegation of sexual assault on a child; Charges/Status: currently held iaw ongoing investigation; Disposition: awaiting adjudication - Fri, Jul 2, ‘21 -

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There needs to be some wording differences between "pre-puberty" , "post-puberty" and "sexually immature". They are all very different classes of "school girl".

-12 ( +3 / -15 )

Maybe incidents like this would decrease if Japanese society did something about teaching young men how to

interact with young women and getting them to have the confidence to ask them out. Furthermore, teach them that it is okay to be rejected, there is no shame and to move on and ask out another lady. Moreover, in moral education lessons, teach them that it is NOT okay as an adult to touch school girls.

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Well stated @PizzaGaijin 4:47pm. Some dangers are ever-present because there is NO “National Sex Offenders Database” for Japan.

- “One mantra” always repeated about Japan is “it is a very safe country”.

After several years, I can say that “it is a highly safe country if you are an adult male. Lesser safe if you are a boy.

It is barely safe (I dare to say enough dangerous) if you are a woman or a girl”.

Agreed. Children’s safety appears to be frequently in questions yet very little a priority.

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hang him.

Better yet, put him in a room alone with the girl's father.

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Tokyo Yokohama - There needs to be some wording differences between "pre-puberty" , "post-puberty" and "sexually immature". They are all very different classes of "school girl".

No! There are only two classifications necessary, adult or child.

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Police quoted him as saying he was stressed out from having to work at home for so long.

awwww... poor little man having to work from home!

We should all be so lucky...

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@Tokyo Yokohama

There needs to be some wording differences between "pre-puberty" , "post-puberty" and "sexually immature". They are all very different classes of "school girl".

That's what you are focusing on? She's still a minor. Even worst, she is still an elementary school girl. What stage of her development she is in, is completely irrelevant and shines a particular light on you. The victim is a child. How mature or what stage she is in is irrelevant and doesn't justify that man's actions in any way.

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There needs to be some wording differences between "pre-puberty" , "post-puberty" and "sexually immature". They are all very different classes of "school girl".

There already are however the media don't use them. If a pre-pubescent child is molested it is pedophilia. If a post pubescent youth is molested it is statuary rape. Both criminal offences but different. These classifications are ignored by media and most left wingers.

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No! There are only two classifications necessary, adult or child.

So you think sexually molesting a 3 year old child and having sex with a 15 year old girl who is already sexually active is the same crime and should be described the same?. Idiotic. Thankfully sensible people make laws not reactive commenters on JT.

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TokyoJoeToday 12:21 pm JST

There already are however the media don't use them. If a pre-pubescent child is molested it is pedophilia. If a post pubescent youth is molested it is statuary rape. Both criminal offences but different. These classifications are ignored by media and most left wingers.

I'm quite sure most people are aware of the terminology described here, and their political leaning has nothing to do with that awareness.

So you think sexually molesting a 3 year old child and having sex with a 15 year old girl who is already sexually active is the same crime and should be described the same?. Idiotic. Thankfully sensible people make laws not reactive commenters on JT.

The reason your statement is being critisized is because you seem to be saying one form of molestation is somehow worse that another; as if there is some kind of hierarchy of harm, or a Likert scale of sexual assault such as 1 = not so bad to 5 = really, really bad.

And by the way, the term that should be used here:

and having sex with a 15 year old girl who is already sexually active

is "statutory rape", not "sex", because a 15 year old cannot give consent. Though I am sure you will argue otherwise, in the usual, self-serving way that older men often employ when trying to justify sex with young girls.

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TokyoJoe

So you think sexually molesting a 3 year old child and having sex with a 15 year old girl who is already sexually active is the same crime and should be described the same?. Idiotic.

Exactly. This kneejerk reaction by some here who not able to see any nuance is pathetic.

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Do the hustle

No! There are only two classifications necessary, adult or child.

So you agree with those cases of 19-year olds who get away with serious crimes, because the Japanese law consider them juveniles? Because they are "children"?

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ZaphodJuly 3 02:01 pm JSTdiotic.

Exactly. This kneejerk reaction by some here who not able to see any nuance is pathetic.

And you think nuance matters to the victim? That perhaps the child who was molested and the 15 year old who was molested feel quite differently? Or that the woman who was "only" groped feels less violated than the woman who was raped? Go on, give us ladies more of your "male wisdom", bro.

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girl_in_tokyoJuly 4  10:19 am JST

And you think nuance matters to the victim? That perhaps the child who was molested and the 15 year old who was molested feel quite differently? Or that the woman who was "only" groped feels less violated than the woman who was raped? Go on, give us ladies more of your "male wisdom", bro.

They absolutely feel differently. One is just out of infanthood, and the other on the brink of adulthood. Totally different.

And from the countless number of woman I have seen groped in numerous settings in Japan, maybe half the time or more I have seen them laugh or giggle when the groping is done by a peer or colleague. So, the woman who is groped is most definitely feeling less violated than the women who is raped. Cannot imagine anyone thinking otherwise. The law doesn't think otherwise.

If so, in addition to rape crisis hotlines, there would be grope crisis hotlines, and iwould be ringing off the hook. But those don't exist.

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