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Ex-police officer sent to prosecutors over two groping incidents on train

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Papers on a former police officer in his 40s have been sent to prosecutors after he was arrested on suspicion of groping women on two occasions on a train in Aichi Prefecture last year.

According to police, the incidents occurred on two consecutive days in early September on trains in Matsuyama, Kyodo News reported. The officer was on his way to work on both days. In the first incident, he pressed his body against a woman’s back. In the second incident, he groped a woman’s upper body.

One of the women reported the incident and the suspect was suspended for one month. Shortly after, he resigned from the police department. He was quoted by police as saying he was stressed out from his job.

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He was quoted by police as saying he was stressed out from his job.

Not the best way to deal with stress

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

So these incidents occurred when he was a police officer.

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I was DRUNK!

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I was a DRUNK PERVERT.

interesting to know if he was married.

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“ Shortly after, he resigned from the police department.”

That means he’s going to receive his police retirement package. In cases like this, to prevent similar cases to happen in the future, his employment should have been terminated with no retirement pay.

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I'm no English teacher but should it not be On apposed to In.

Moderator: Yes, you are correct.

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A japanese police officer "stressed out?" That is an interesting scenario.

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Tiny tip of the iceberg and only I'm the news because of his public standing. At least more recognition for what is a problem of epidemic proportions in Japan.

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"One of the women reported the incident and the suspect was suspended for one month."

He would have gotten several years in prison in many Western nations.

Sexual assault is taken so lightly in Japan it's horrific.

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

He was not stressed, he had male pulsions and could not refrain to act.

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Ludicrous. What about the other hundreds if not thousands of groping cases that occurred that day?

Only Japanese girls women know what's been going on in Japan's public transport for decades and they have very little political power and influence to push for greater penalties and preventative efforts.

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He was quoted by police as saying he was stressed out from his job.

Sleep all day, play with your phone and looking outside the koban window is definitely stressful work……..

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nondualismToday 11:18 am JST

Ludicrous. What about the other hundreds if not thousands of groping cases that occurred that day?

Only Japanese girls women know what's been going on in Japan's public transport for decades and they have very little political power and influence to push for greater penalties and preventative efforts.

This. Exactly this.

What is actually needed is female empowerment, so that women feel able to speak up when this happens to them, and not feel ashamed or be blamed. There needs to be more female officers in stations and on trains, and the division for sex crimes needs female officers in charge. Women don't feel safe reporting groping incidents to male officers, especialy when male officers, like this one, are perpetrators themselves.

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He was quoted by police as saying he was stressed out from his job.

Not the best way to deal with stress

I bet not everyone whos in stress from work go and grope.

like feels like such a resonable excuse to get away from a harder punishment in Japan

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YuujuToday 03:52 pm JST

He was quoted by police as saying he was stressed out from his job.

Not the best way to deal with stress

I bet not everyone whos in stress from work go and grope.

like feels like such a resonable excuse to get away from a harder punishment in Japan

Sexual assault in Japan does not come with hard punishment. Liberal and progressive nations like NZ have far harder punishments for sexual assault. This man would earn at least a year in prison for this crime.

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Forgot to say he was drunk and didn't recall it. That would have guaranteed he got off. I was going to say we'd see a suspended sentence for sure, and probably still will (after all, a LOT of incidents with police, so they wouldn't want a precedent set on their watch).

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"... In the first incident, he pressed his body against a woman’s back."

I can only think of the time I was riding the Ōme Line from Ushihama to Tachikawa and reached up to scratch the top of my head just as the train was loading passengers at Haijima. It was peak commuting time and so many passengers jammed in that I couldn't lower my arm. My body was pressed against other bodies on all sides but there was nothing erotic about the situation.

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