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Woman arrested for abusing 8-year-old daughter with curling iron

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Police in Tosu, Saga Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 29-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of assaulting her 8-year-old daughter with a curling iron.

According to police, an elementary school teacher noticed burns on the girl’s face on the morning of Nov 6 and notified the child welfare center, which then contacted police, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said bruises were found all over the girl’s body and believe she endured daily physical abuse from her mother, Yuki Hachiya. 

The alleged incident occurred on the night of Nov 5 at Hachiya’s home. Police said she has admitted pressing a hot curling iron against her daughter’s right cheek and left hand. Police said the child will be in hospital for about a week.

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I hope the girl finds a loving home and learns how to be a kid again

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How bloody wonderful! You have to give Japanese parents a plus for finding new and callous ways to abuse their children.

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You have to give Japanese parents a plus for finding new and callous ways to abuse their children.

All of them?

Anyway, a big plus to the elementary school teacher.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Glad the teacher took the appropriate action. The child should be placed with relatives...maybe.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

She needs the same done to her x10

pathetic human being and a parody of motherhood. Chemical sterilization please

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Before Japan has a conversation about smacking, I think we need a more basic conversation about not hitting kids with bat-like objects and torturing them, burning them, binding them, or putting them in a washing machine. Sadism in the name of discipline.

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Before Japan has a conversation about smacking, I think we need a more basic conversation about not hitting kids with bat-like objects and torturing them, burning them, binding them, or putting them in a washing machine. Sadism in the name of discipline.

it's VERY bad already as it's without any prompting. Don't ever give them a reason. Leaves little doubt that most of the faces we wear are just masks, beneath them could lie the most hideous creatures ever. This society needs to bring these issues center stage and determine the root causes of such cruelty on the weak members of society, find solutions but most important, is make the solutions work.

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Doing that to oneself by accident is painful.

Having that done to you by your mother?

Who does that?

Good on the observant teacher, who took action.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Absolutely appalling. That poor girl, the mother should be in prison.

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Child Welfare Woelers: Please do not drop the ball on this one as you have in similar situations in the past. I really don't want to be reading about another dead child in a few weeks because of your incompetence.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Well said.

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