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Doctor arrested over alleged sex act with minor

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Police in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, have arrested a 35-year-old doctor on suspicion of committing a sex act with a minor at a hotel in Kanonji, Kagawa Prefecture, last October.

According to police, Toshihiro Iida got to know the 13-year-old girl on a dating app last September, Kyodo News reported. He arranged to meet the girl, who lives in Himeji, at the hotel in Kanonji.

The girl later told her parents where she had been and what happened and her parents filed a complaint with police.

Police said Iida has admitted to committing a sex act with the girl but claimed he didn’t know she was a minor. He was quoted as saying he doesn’t remember doing anything obscene with the girl.

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Toshihiro Iida got to know the 13-year-old girl on a dating app last September

Why 13-year-old able to be register herself in dating app with 35 year-old? There's no investigation with that dating app?

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Police said Iida has admitted to committing a sex act with the girl but claimed he didn’t know she was a minor. He was quoted as saying he doesn’t remember doing anything obscene with the girl

A clear contradiction that is not going to help the accused, accepts having sex with a minor but not obscenely?

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Which sex act did the doctor admit to?

More facts please!

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Goodbye doctor license and say hello to prison. 20 years of studying for nothing because he couldn’t keep it in his pants.

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More facts needed. 13 years old and on a dating app. Meets the guy knowing she is 13 has sex probably got money, then tells her parents what she did.

As soon as he saw her he should of been able to tell if she was young or not, but then again there was a similar case in England where the case against a 24 year old was dropped because the 15 year old who also was on an adults only dating app, clearly looked like she was 18 or 19. The case was dismissed because the girl had fake ID so they guy honestly didn’t know how old she was.

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Police said Iida has admitted to committing a sex act with the girl but claimed he didn’t know she was a minor. He was quoted as saying he doesn’t remember doing anything obscene with the girl.

classic.

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How is that classic Aly? You saying young girls don’t lie about their age nor do some of them look and dress as thought their much older? Sorry the metoo movement lost!

So much to this story we just don’t know. Why aren’t you concerned that the 13 year old was on a dating app?

If she did tell the guy her age then heck yeah he needs to go to prison.

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For a doctor, he’s a real dumbass.

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what kind of sick society...

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How the heck did she travel from Himeji to Kanonji in Shikoku to meet this dork at a hotel? He picked her up and drove her there, right?

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His patients must be disgusted.

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How is that classic Aly?

Simple mate. the whole I don't remember mantra. I'm just surprised that he didn't throw in the " I was drunk" part first.

 You saying young girls don’t lie about their age nor do some of them look and dress as thought their much older? 

Sorry mate, but I refuse to believe that a Doctor cannot tell that a 13 year old is underage. Fair enough if she's a HS student, but a 13 year old? Come on

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We need more info. what do we mean "sex act"? one things for sure, she knew he was old. second the doctor is going to be struck off the register for this. There are never enough facts in these articles.

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Dating apps in Japan are the wild west of the internet thats for sure. Scams, prostitution, pyramid schemes, and more all abound on them. The only requirement is saying "yes I'm 18 or older" and boom can do w/e you want. Just like this doctor and child seemed to do.

It's quite surprising there isn't more IT security on stuff like this here. Japan loves copying ideas of other things and making their own versions, but doing a real half *** job of it to make sure stuff like this can't happen.

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So they met on a dating app, where everyone's supposed to be at least an 18 y/o adult. What was the kid doing on that app then?

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What was the minor doing on a dating app?

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@deanzazzr your right, according to my maps its a good 2 hours 40 minutes via trains etc and the cost for that journey was around 7000 yen, did he give her the money for the rail ticket? did he pick her up? if he did pick her up he would have had chance to speak to her, this would of given him the indication of her age, it would seem that he knew what he was doing, I would like to know what her intentions were/are, was this a childish dream that went wrong? was this a papakatsu meeting?

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Doctors are not special, they want the money and the status but they aren't profeasional, they harrass the patients and now teenage girls too, he insiated ao much for sex, now i insist so much in his imprisionment.

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Whether he gave her money or not, and whether or not she told him her real age, are immaterial.

He is over 30 and as an adult, it's his responsibility to check her ID to make sure she is 18.

I also would doubt that any 13 year old Japanese girl could look or behave in a way that someone could mistake her for an 18 year old.

But I am also sure the police will follow up on that claim and the judge will take that into consideration during his trial. Most likely he'll only get a slap on the wrist anyway, since sex crimes in Japan aren't treated seriously.

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I would hazard a guess that he knew she was 13 but didn't expect to get found out.

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@girl in Tokyo your joking with your statement right? That it’s immaterial whether he gave her money for sex or her telling him her real age. You said he should of ask her for ID? What good would that of done if she had a fake ID card?

You say 13 year old girls couldn’t act and behave like 18 year old girls? Have you been to Harajuku lately?

All of those things are very material to a case. like this.

He will get jail time but for how long who knows. He didn’t rape her and she clearly consented. Of course once again without all the facts we really don’t know.

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girl_in_tokyoToday  04:41 pm JST

I also would doubt that any 13 year old Japanese girl could look or behave in a way that someone could mistake her for an 18 year old.

Have you been to Japan? 20 year old girls look like they are 13.

40 year old women act like teenagers.

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> girl_in_tokyotoday 04:41 pm jst

whether he gave her money or not, and whether or not she told him her real age, are immaterial.

> he is over 30 and as an adult, it's his responsibility to check her id to make sure she is 18.

You're joking, right? She can lie, go on a site illegally, go willingly to meet the guy and do whatever she wants and all responsibility lies with the man? Why would it be his responsibility to check her ID when he met her on a site where everyone is supposed to be of legal age? In your mind, the man is always wrong and the girls are always innocent victims of male predators. Not always the case and I say she is NOT a victim but she will be treated like one because of their ages. She is a conniving teenager who is playing the innocent victim card. I wonder what happened to the money that he surely paid her? I bet she returned it. Not.

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He will get a slap on the wrist and a fine at most, age of consent is 13 is it not?

Unless he tricked forced or confused her not gonna get a heavy punishment, and on the basis she was on a dating app any half decent lawyer will get him off.

Morally shocking but unless i am mistaken legally hes pretty safe

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You're joking, right? She can lie, go on a site illegally, go willingly to meet the guy and do whatever she wants and all responsibility lies with the man?

Because she's a minor, and just barely a teenager at that. Kids can't make rational decisions on their own, and that's why adults are supposed to protect them instead of blaming them.

And your excuse makes no sense, because the same situation could have occurred if there was no app involved. What would be your excuse then?

The parents should also take some of the blame. If you give your kid a phone you are supposed to monitor what they are doing on it.

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He will get a slap on the wrist and a fine at most, age of consent is 13 is it not?

For Japan that is the official age of consent, and it would only be a misdemeanor. But in reality the laws are more complex and different for each prefecture. Too confusing for me but I'm pretty sure this scumbag will be thrown in jail.

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@therougo

”Kids can't make rational decisions on their own, and that's why adults are supposed to protect them “

You are so correct. but unfortunately some of the individuals making comments about how horrible this guy is are the same ones who think drag queens dancing sexually in front of children or giving children puberty blockers without their parents consent is completely acceptable.

The hypocrisy of many who comment on this news site is surreal!

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The number of (presumably) adult commenters here who seem quite eager to blame the child for the crime is honestly staggering. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

The girl is 13 years old. THIRTEEN. Barely a teenager. And let's be real, kids are stupid. They do stupid things, because their brains are not finished developing. We all did and thought stupid things when we were that age. This man who had sex with a 13 year old is in his 30s, fully an ADULT. Presumably a very intelligent adult, given he is a doctor, as well. Doesn't matter if you think the - again - little girl "tricked" him. The crime is fully on him in this case. If you want to go around having sex with a (pre-)pubescent-looking person you presumably haven't met face-to-face before, then you best be sure you are meeting with an actual, CAPABLE OF CONSENTING adult (as children are not capable of consenting, for the child accusers here).

I have very little patience for people who defend child molesters. Especially in a country like this one, where it took ages just to make child porn illegal.

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He is over 30 and as an adult, it's his responsibility to check her ID to make sure she is 18.

Haha...as messed up as this story is, this is even further out there.

Because everyone knows that the first thing you do when meeting someone is demand to see their ID. Give me a break!! No 35 year old should be meeting a 13 year old, he should be able to tell that she is waaaaay underage....but let's not get crazy here. In no situation would or it should be on someone to "check their ID".....Jesus

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