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Teacher arrested for sexually assaulting college student at karaoke parlor

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An elementary school teacher from Machida City, Tokyo, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female college student at a karaoke parlor.

Police said Takuma Yasue, 37, a teacher at Machida Daiichi Elementary School, is accused of raping the woman, who is in her 20s, at a karaoke parlor in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, in the early hours of Saturday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the victim, who was intoxicated the time, did not previously know Yasue.

According to police, Yasue and the woman had been at separate restaurants. Their paths crossed outside and Yasue asked if she would like to go to a nearby karaoke parlor. Police said the woman passed out while she and Yasue were in a private karaoke booth between 1 a.m. and 2:20 a.m. and that is when he allegedly assaulted her.

Later Saturday, the woman went to a koban (police box) near the karaoke parlor and reported that she may have been sexually assaulted. While she was there, Yasue showed up at the koban to report that he had lost his bag.

Police said Yasue has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I started to get aroused by the woman.”

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While she was there, Yasue showed up at the koban to report that he had lost his bag.

What I wouldn't give to have seen the look on his face when he walked into that koban.

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the woman went to a koban [...]. While she was there, Yasue showed up

Police was lucky there. Case solved itself.

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@bokuda - I think the young woman was the lucky one. Had the rapist not shown up they would have never went to look for the guy.

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“I started to get aroused by the woman. Oh, and I was also drunk at the time. Good enough?”

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"a teacher at Machida Daiichi Elementary School..."

Should a teacher not be above reproach, a model of good comportment for young and impressionable children?

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Thought there were cameras in all those karaoke boxes

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You know... there's a reason why it's risky to just up and go somewhere, especially a secluded space, with someone you meet suddenly on the street -- man or woman. That said, I agree with the first poster it would have been quite the thing to see the look on Yasue's face when he walked into the Koban. Also agree it's lucky he did, because we know how seriously the police would have taken this otherwise -- may have asked her to act out the positions, but that's about it.

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A teacher, ..........these creeps almost as bad as the cops them selves, seems they have serious issues that need to be dealt with, known that since the first day at school.

How come these these pathetic creatures manage to make it into the news for some sort of sex crime on such a regular basis, could it be because they are actually pathetic creatures and often predators by nature.

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Again and Again women are attacked or raped at Karaoke parlors, there must be something that could be done to protect these girls, How about a security camera where staff can go and help if and when the situation calls for it?

Or how about giving the women customers a button to push when they need help.

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"Again and Again women are attacked or raped at Karaoke parlors, there must be something that could be done to protect these girls"

I mean, how about not getting wasted with a stranger in a private room?

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how about not getting wasted with a stranger in a private room?

That's a perfectly legal activity. Rape isn't.

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I thought karaoke was for singing.

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I thought they were supposed to close at 10:00pm!

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Maybe if some Japanese ,we're taught to respect women, they would not have to resort to rape

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One of the things I've learned in life is, whenever you go out you need to always have your wits about you. No matter how safe a place happens to be, crime can happen anywhere and at any time because there are predators and opportunists everywhere. It is an unfortunate truth.

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@movieguy

Somehow I don't think she considers herself lucky after being raped...

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“I started to get aroused by the woman.”

That's no excuse. rape is nothing but assault, period.

Ken WyattToday  09:56 am JST

@movieguy

Somehow I don't think she considers herself lucky after being raped...

Rape is destructive, especially to the psych. It's a violation, an invasion, it will never go away for this woman. It's one of the worst things that happen - to anyone.

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I wonder if Nirvana's "Rape me" was being sung and taken a bit to far?

Aroused. Yeah Okay.

These Japanese guys while drunk can not exhibit any self control when intoxicated it seems what so ever.

Woman are just sex objects and targets of opportunity for them.

I hope he loses more than just his bag. Lets try a little freedom this time? His marrige and kids if he has any. After all he his a teacher at an Elementary school. A real pillar in the community, so we thought.

JUSTICE PLEASE!

And not a slap on the wrist and sent home as weekend warrior rapist. For the woman this time.

Please.

Lets give the woman some justice.

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