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Couple arrested for abusing 7-month-old child

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Police in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 33-year-old woman and her 39-year-old boyfriend on suspicion of abusing her seven-month-old son by fastening clothes pegs to his face.

Police said Noriko Nemoto, a temp worker, and her boyfriend, Zendo Ishigami, a company employee from Kashiwa in Ibaraki Prefecture, were arrested Thursday, Sankei Shimbun reported.  

Police said the abuse occurred at around 10 a.m. on Sept 3 at Nemoto’s apartment. The couple fastened clothes pegs to the child’s nose and cheeks.

An employee at the child’s daycare center noticed facial bruises and contacted welfare officials. 

Police said Nemoto has admitted abusing her child, while Ishigami has denied the charge, claiming he has no recollection of the incident.

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We hear about these abuse cases then get no follow-up. Will the couple be sent to jail and baby put into foster care or will the couple get off with a warning and the baby sent home with these disgusting people?

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This couple is 1. Sick 2. Sicker. 3. Sickest.

They must be arrested and sent to a psychiatric hospital.

The child must be taken away from them and fostered to a loving home.

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The couple were reasonable adults and they knew what they were doing. They should be sent to prison, not to a psychiatric hospital.

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Every child deserves parents but clearly not every parent deserves children.

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To abuse an infant! Monsters!!!

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This is the sickest kind of child abuse. This was not for discipline or to make the child stop crying. This was just for fun. This pair of idiots were likely laughing and taking photos while they were putting pegs on the poor kid's face.

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: people need to get thoroughly vetted and go through an extensive psych evaluation before being allowed to be parents. Follow-up checks should also be conducted to ensure the child is happy and healthy and safe. The fact that disgusting PoS' like these can breed wily-nily only to abuse a helpless infant is terrifying. I hope the child has been taken into protective custody.

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Couple of sick people, send them to jail...

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All kinds of child abuse are wrong, but sometimes parents can have a limited justification by doing things that they were told are good for the children, as a form of discipline. These parents have no such excuse, they abused a completely defenseless child for fun, sentencing should reflect this.

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I find this immensely upsetting and hope measures are taken so there can be no repeat of this. To me, this is more disturbing than a stressed parent losing their rag and smacking or screaming at the child.

This couple has a sadistic streak which is liable to become more extreme leading to severe injury or even death.

I am pleased to see a daycare worker brought this up as we have seen a blind eye turned before resulting in tragic endings.

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33 and 39 and doing this crap to an infant.

Makes you wonder who the infants really are, isn't that right? ZENDO?

Just Get rid of these two, doesn't matter how. The quicker the better.

Give the baby to a family that will cherish him, not abuse him.

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Another "boyfriend" living with the "left over kid" from a previous relationship and not liking it.

Ladies, be careful. There are a lot of maladjusted jealous man children out there.

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Day care worker is a hero !

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In another thread, today (I think it was the no-drinking at Shibuya during Halloween), several posters said the government's position is 'get drunk and have babies'. Kinda makes me wonder.

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Kudos to the nursery staff.

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Hardly much lower than abusing a helpless baby.

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it’s sad, animals couldn’t even imagine committing these crimes against their offspring! whats wrong with humans??!!

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The couple fastened clothes pegs to the child’s nose and cheeks.

Nemoto has admitted abusing her child, while Ishigami has denied the charge, claiming he has no recollection of the incident.

Their punishments should be the same, but with heavy vice grips. Bet he'd remember everything! Even things not pertaining to this case

Ishigami : I remember when I was 6, I was climbing a tree and I saw an ant carrying a leaf! I remember every thing now! EVERYTHING!!! Ooowwwww!

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Ishigami has denied the charge, claiming he has no recollection of the incident.

Only in Japan of course!

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Stephen ChinOct. 22  07:31 am JST

This couple is 1. Sick 2. Sicker. 3. Sickest.

They must be arrested and sent to a psychiatric hospital.

The child must be taken away from them and fostered to a loving home.

This ain't no psychiatric issue. Not at all. That is nothing less than pure sadism. Sick, sadistic, abusive, disgusting to the MAX!

MeiyouwentiOct. 22  08:31 am JST

The couple were reasonable adults and they knew what they were doing. They should be sent to prison, not to a psychiatric hospital.

Not 'reasonable' but they damn well knew what they were doing! It's horrible and they need to be in prison.

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