Father arrested for flinging baby daughter across room


Police in Kotoura, Tottori Prefecture, have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of assault after he grabbed his nursery school-aged daughter by the ankles and flung her across the room at their home.

According to police, the incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on July 12. Police said Mizuki Date, a construction worker, has admitted to abusing his daughter, Sankei Shimbun reported. The child hit her face on a door and suffered injuries requiring one month to heal, doctors said.

Police detained Date on July 14 after receiving a call from the children’s welfare center which had been contacted by the child’s nursery school.

Police said Date has admitted to abusing his daughter.

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How on earth could this happen?

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Oh, I am his same age and I can't believe it. I don't have children because I don't even have a partner but I've always craved for a baby girl. Some get lucky with things they don't value. Put this little girl away from this man.

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If ever there was an argument for forced sterilization it's stories like this.

The only silver lining is that the daughter has healed and probably won't remember this.

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hope he’s kept away from her. She probably upset him while he was playing his mobile game and snapped.

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Some people are under immense pressure and well, when they crack, you better hope there's no potential victim in the vicinity.

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At least a 15 year custodial sentence and let’s hope he gets flung across the prison walls every once and then .

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Now be pro active and never let him near her again or we will read about a regrettable mistake sometime in the future, pos!

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I've never been so upset with my daughter that I've felt the need to fling her across the room. Child safety is number one, even when you are upset with them.

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What a loser!

How old is the daughter? The title says "baby daughter" then article says "nursery school-aged." You can enter nursery schools from zero.

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This sounds like a bad parent.

OTOH, I came here to read more details about it, because my father used to throw me into the air and across the room to land on a huge bed. I loved it! It was something only he did - which drove Mom crazy because he'd always do it just before bed time, so I'd be too awake to sleep.

All that flying below age 5 changed my life for the better in so many ways. I dreamed about flying for years. Took up an acrobatic sport which paid for college. Studied Aerospace Engineering and worked in both aircraft and spacecraft industries ... all because Dad made me love flying, if for only 2 seconds at a time initially.

"Flinging a baby" isn't necessarily bad. But you have to listen to the screams of joy or fear to know how the baby feels about it. Obviously, a soft, protected landing is key.

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"flung her across the room " "The child hit her face on a door"


I saw a construction worker with the baggy pants holding one in its arms like a badge of pride to passerby's , until it dripped waste on its arm, and he dropped it like a hot potato.

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She was probably bugging him to play or have a cuddle or something horrendous like that....

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"arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of assault"

people in Japan can now be arrested on just suspicion of assault or other crimes?

What about taken in for questioning first? This must be a typo. Otherwise yaks can be arrested on many suspicions.

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And the sad thing is the police will release him after some time and have him go back to live with his other half and this little girl. Great job protecting the kids, right?

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Somehow an accident seems more likely combined with a forced confession. This article reads like a black hole for details. I see no reason given for flinging his daughter across the room. Were they playing and he lost his grip rather than his temper?

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The child hit her face on a door and suffered injuries requiring one month to heal, doctors said.

Uhhh, change doctors please. No baby is ramming their face on their into a door so hard that they need a month to recover. Great analysis doc.......

he grabbed his nursery school-aged daughter by the ankles and flung her across the room at their home.

First off, please cut this fool so he never reproduces again. Second, please lock him up, forever. No trial necessary.

How do these savages live with themselves?

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I think that the nursery and the child welfare staff need a mention here, they need to be thanked and praised for there actions, in the past they have let children slip through the net and some have been murdered by there parents, as child welfare officers not wishing to upset anyone, by not reporting it, or putting protection plans in place. I hope there prompt actions have protected this child from further harm.

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He should have his privates removed if he can't be a caring parent and provider for his offspring. Disgusting.

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He is sick, and now he has traumatized a little girl. She will likely carry that trauma with her the rest of her life. Children should not be treated like that.

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hokkaidoboy i feel ya but its really scary to read that you crave a baby girl. what if you future partner had a boy instead? think deep about that、kids of either gender are kids and need the same love. btw nursery school aged can mean 0,1,2,3,4,5 or 6. maybe they meant kindergarten age ?

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You rotten piece of human waste, what are you doing raising children?

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Some people are just unfit in doing their part in various steps of life, especially raising children.

I hope that man never comes close to his daughter ever again. He had his chance at being a good parent, but he failed miserably. I'm glad things have not gotten worse although it is already bad.

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