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Ex-police officer sent to prosecutors for groping two girls on trains

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A 37-year-old former police sergeant in Tenri, Nara Prefecture, has been referred to prosecutors on a charge of violating the public nuisance prevention law after he was arrested for groping two high school girls while on trains.

According to prosecutors, the incidents occurred between late October and Dec 1, Sankei Shimbun reported. The ex-officer is accused of repeatedly groping the girls’ buttocks.

The two girls and their parents reported the incidents to police on Dec 6. The officer was suspended for one month and resigned on Friday.

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I am glad these girls did not turn the other cheek.

16 ( +21 / -5 )

What are the qualifications to be a police officer in Japan?

They have to have a pulse?

10 ( +15 / -5 )

And uncontrollable hormones…

8 ( +10 / -2 )

"What are the qualifications to be a police officer in Japan?"

"to serve and protect and grope"

"police sergeant sent to prosecutors for repeatedly groping the buttocks.of two high school girls while on trains."

WOW!

8 ( +13 / -5 )

Wow. The individuals who are supposed to be doing the protecting are the ones violating the laws. Maybe they ought to start vetting their candidates before letting them on the force.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

The Japanese Police . How much we respect them !

9 ( +13 / -4 )

"37-year-old former police sergeant threw his entire career away by suspected involvement as a pedophile sex offender in public.

a terrible pitiful disgrace.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Typical reporting for here in Japan.

He wasn’t actually an ex-policeman when this took place but they have had the news held until he accepts an offer he cannot refuse, and so the good name of the organization is upheld.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

He's lucky he's JN... in america his mugshot would be posted all across the newspapers and media outlets, and he would be placed in a national sex offender pedophile database for life, and receive lengthy jail time.

15 ( +18 / -3 )

The Japanese Police . How much we respect them !

ha ha, Lmao. That’s a good one.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Do some Japanese men find ,it hard to have a normal relationship with an adult women, that they have to assault children

3 ( +7 / -4 )

Ex 37 yr old sergeant police officer - that makes alot of sense.

How are we supposed to trust law enforcement.

And if Japan could please stop dressing up their school girls in little sailor outfits then that would certainly help the situation.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

on a charge of violating the public nuisance prevention law

Shouldn’t they be sexual assault charges?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

"How are we supposed to trust law enforcement."

(caution)

When you see so called public servants wandering and increasingly abhorrent, during the last decade, and the hoarding of their spoil, their penultimate term is waltzing in. 

(every nation has a term)

2 ( +2 / -0 )

What this person did is awful and although he represented the police i do not think, as many readers mentioned, that the police in general can be blamed.

Also it is not only the Japanese police, police around the globe have some things which are not good.

But again people complain only about Japanese police.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Just disgusting for an Ex Japanese Policeman to perform such an offensive act against children. Terrible..!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

@Albert

People comment on Japanese police officers who commit sexual assault as they are reported on this news site.

They are hardly going to use the platform to comment on unrelated cases in other countries.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

For every such incident that is reported, many more happen every day, and the victims suffer in silence, too embarrassed and fearful of ridicule and humiliation to report such cases. This is the type of intimidation that the predator relies on. In this case, I'd wager that this sergeant has a long history of such behavior, and it is possible that his act was a familiar one with passengers on his regular route.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Not surprised an ex-cop would do this considering what little is done to gropers in Japan.

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> RINFODec. 25 08:05 pm JST

"37-year-old former police sergeant threw his entire career away by suspected involvement as a pedophile sex offender in public.

> a terrible pitiful disgrace.

Glad he threw it away, though. The exact type we don't need and judging by these two cases, I am pretty certain that he more than likely has other issues which also question his fitness to be a police officer.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

To perve and to disrespect.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

He will wind up getting a job as a security guard for one of the security companies - he'll be coming to your home or office soon!

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

He'll move and become a police officer in a new city. No jail time and no fine. Disgusting justice system.

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