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Daycare center employee arrested for molesting 9-year-old girl

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Police in Kobe said Tuesday they have arrested a 29-year-old employee of an after school hours daycare center on suspicion of sexually molesting a nine-year-old girl.

According to police, the incident occurred between 4 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. on May 14 at the facility in Chuo Ward, Kyodo News reported. Police said the employee, Eiji Toyota, has admitted to fondling the girl’s lower body.

The incident came to light after the girl told another employee who informed her mother when she came to pick up her daughter. The mother filed a complaint with police.

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Oh, the guy's my age. What could possibly be wrong-wired in him to see a little girl as a sexual target?

Two things worry me of such a case. Plz provide the little girl with counseling to put this past and obliterate this piece of garbage from her pure mind. And if this "man" will ever be released, please, treat him intensively, because he's truly a sicko. Gosh

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Sick. - Hope there is adequate counseling available for the child.

- “the employee, Eiji Toyota, has admitted to fondling the nine-year-old girl’s lower body.”

12 ( +16 / -4 )

The facility’s entire staff & management should reviewed by child protective services and licensing authorities for any other potential irregularities.

Adequate screening before hiring may have prevented giving him access to children.

A national database of convicted sex offenders and definitive laws prohibiting their hiring for positions with access to children would also curtail additional incidents.

Let’s remember, PM Kishida promised Oct 2022 family support would be a priority for this administration.

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It's likely it's only the first time he got caught and not the first time he's done it. Send him to an Aussie prison. Kiddy fiddlers get very special treatment from the other inmates.

12 ( +17 / -5 )

That’s what happens when you don’t properly screen employees or have a public National sex offenders list.

How many cases like this have to go on before Japan cuts the crap and hand down actual harsh penalties for gutter trash like this individual?

And get this fool, Eiji Toyota’s pic and name out to the public.

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This little girl will be affected by this her entire life.

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The Japanese daycare industry is poorly unregulated, and that is why cases like this, which is not the first, occur.

My wife worked at a daycare centre in Japan, and we were surprised at how few regulations and training were necessary. She was also astonshied at the unkind discipline measures of some of the staff, such as leaving crying babies in separate rooms alone and yelling at kids.

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The Japanese daycare industry is poorly regulated, and that is why cases like this, which is not the first, occur.

My wife worked at a daycare centre in Japan, and we were surprised at how few regulations and training were necessary. There were no police background checks and hardly any screening at all. She was also astonished at the unkind discipline measures of some of the staff, such as leaving crying babies in separate rooms alone and yelling at kids.

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Terrifying to think a child could be alone with a paedophile in one of these daycares for even a brief moment. Carers in Japan need to be properly screened or these business licenses revoked. Where is the government oversight and regulation?

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Yes, she should be counseling for years to remind her of what happened and make her even more of a victim than she already is for the rest of her life!

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That’s what happens when you don’t properly screen employees or have a public National sex offenders list.

I don't get it. Japan import all sorts of non-sense from the west and introduce them to the japanese with an awkwardly long name in katakana, but they refuse to adopt what really matters and would be of great benefit to their country. If the guy cant control himself while among kids, send him to a factory, a fishing boat instead.

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shogun36Today  08:05 am JST

That’s what happens when you don’t properly screen employees or have a public National sex offenders list.

Whilst I agree that there should be a register of convicted sex offenders this guy would not have been on one unless previously convicted.

As for properly screening potential employees, yes of course, that sounds like a great idea but I'll leave it to someone who really knows the subject to explain how such screening would work in practice.

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Genetically inclined to molest little girls...

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As for properly screening potential employees, yes of course, that sounds like a great idea but I'll leave it to someone who really knows the subject to explain how such screening would work in practice.

As things are going, the fMRI ('functional' MRI) 'background/perceptual' screen is probably not that far off. Put your person in, flash a few images, and VOILA!, see what lights up. It might save a lot of people a LOT of pain including the potential perp who may not even be aware of their own weaknesses...

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@Harry

but without the register of convicted sex offenders, this guy is literally free to go work at any other daycare of his choice after getting his suspended sentence, my experience in the Ministry of Justice taught me child molesters are like drug convicts, the reincidence is much higher than any other offense

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Acknowledgement to @Harry_Gatto from an earlier, similar “Crime” thread about “How some other countries handle their sex offenders register”:

US National Database: https://www.nsopw.gov/

Canadian National Database https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/sex-offender-management

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What kind of daycare employs men?

Not that women are completely innocent, but they're not fondling your kids either.

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What kind of daycare employs men?

Men are and should also be capable to care for children, after all they are the other half of being parents.

Saying that only women should be in these kind of jobs is sexist.

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What troubles me is the down votes here for those showing support for the little girl. I hope these people are no place near kids. It speaks volumes.

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Investigate his past. If there is a cycle, there is a humane medical castration available.

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I’ve never understood the psychology behind pedophilia. Why? Some sick fetish? I’m in my 30’s and I feel like pedo if go out on a date with a girl who is in her early 20’s. It makes no sense. These are children. Poor girl.

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Japan gonna start a sex offenders list anytime soon????

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Well, a nine-year-old is not so "little" anymore, so she was likely both old enough to know what was going on and wise enough to report this nonce to the relevant people.

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

The culture of these young overtly sexualised teen girl bands is definitely of concern when looking for causes about theses sicko cases In Japan!

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I’m in my 30’s and I feel like pedo if go out on a date with a girl who is in her early 20’s.

This is part of the problem that's why there are actual pedophiles that have survived unscathed. People don't understand and just equate being attracted to a younger age is pedophelia. Attraction to teenagers isn't even pedophelia.

This is the reason children are in danger, because we cannot pass laws because of false ideas like this.

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i am speechless...

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30 years prison plus full castration (not chemical) may reduce this animals chances of reoffending, but certainly not guarantee it.

I just hope the poor girl can one day mentally recover from this violation.

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"Attraction to teenagers isn't even pedophelia."

Perhaps not. Grown men have no business being involved sexually with teenagers. End of discussion. As a father of 4 kids, just saying.

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@Disillusioned NO!!! Send him to the US where child molesters who get jail time face the prison population court where 100% get classified as DOA dead on arrival for child molestation charges. The minute he is locked in a cell and there is no supervision he is killed. That is the rule, sad but true and if his cellmate doesn't do it they both are going to get stuck because that means the cellmate approves of his doing. These prisoners they keep in protective custody on prison yards where all of them are alike because if they are let out in general prison population they are done!

It's likely it's only the first time he got caught and not the first time he's done it. Send him to an Aussie prison. Kiddy fiddlers get very special treatment from the other inmates

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Japan gonna start a sex offenders list anytime soon????

List? Its going to be several volumes at least.

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This is what happens when rote testing and being able to play the piano are the only kinds of requirements necessary for getting hired to such a job. Hell... it's probably not even a "licensed daycare" which are far too common as well.

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We all know about the various media through which Jpn men are conditioned to fetishize young girls...

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