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Former councilman re-arrested for 3rd time over sexual assault of minors

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Police in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, have re-arrested a former councilman on suspicion of sexually assaulting an elementary school girl.

According to police, this is the third time that Takayuki Nomoto, 40, has been arrested, Sankei Shimbun reported. Nomoto had been arrested twice before over incidents against female minors. 

He was first arrested on May 28 for filming up a young girl’s skirt, which resulted in his resignation. In June, he was arrested again for committing a lewd act with a minor. 

On Wednesday, he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a young girl at the end of July 2019.

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Come on Japan, stop giving these predators ' a slap on the wrist' ffs!

15 ( +16 / -1 )

That’s three strikes! Lock him up forever!

11 ( +12 / -1 )

Great work Japan…….

Keep letting these sickos roam freely.

Do something already!

14 ( +15 / -1 )

A public-accessible “National Sex Offender Database” would have perhaps sped up and further the efforts to identify his possible, other crimes?:

June ‘21 - lewd acts (sexual assault) on a minor

May ‘21 - filming upskirts of minors

2020- (BIG gap here)

July ‘19 - sexual assault on a minor

8 ( +8 / -0 )

I caught one of these creeps before. Felt bad that I accidentally slipped and elbow him to n the face while waiting to hand him over to the police.

1 ( +10 / -9 )

However, what is more astounding is that the police/judicial system did nothing and allowed this to be repeated 3 times. And no need for a sex offender database obviously means that such behavior is okay and tolerated in society. Or explain it to me like a little kid.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Three strikes, sex assault on Elementary school girl? .. chemically castrate him, no ifs or buts...anyone with repeated history of assault on minors deserves no less...and that's being kind.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

I caught one of these creeps before. Felt bad that I accidentally slipped and elbow him to n the face while waiting to hand him over to the police.

As long as you express " regret" for not seeing that slippery puddle that made you slip...it's all good. Well done.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

*According to police, this is the third time** that Takayuki Nomoto, 40, has been arrested, Sankei Shimbun reported. Nomoto had been arrested twice before over incidents against female minors. *

Nationwide online sex offender registries aren’t rocket science. Come on “technologically advanced” Japan, join the late 20th century and start protecting children better.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

I caught one of these creeps before. Felt bad that I accidentally slipped and elbow him to n the face while waiting to hand him over to the police.

Good on you for catching such a creep. I have no I’ll will that you slipped; it happens.

0 ( +6 / -6 )

Castrate him yesterday.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Pin him spread-eagled against the station wall, set up an explanatory sign, and allow the public to do what they like. Choice of felt pen, boxing glove, feather, and pliers.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Scum paedophile.

Full castration (not just chemical) and 30 years in prison among the general population of crims, would be a decent start. I wish him all the worst.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Probably the tip of the iceberg as I doubt he suddenly started doing this. Chemical castration sounds good.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

I caught one of these creeps before. Felt bad that I accidentally slipped and elbow him to n the face while waiting to hand him over to the police.

Watchout everyone, we got a tough guy over here.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

No Tokyo Joe.

I have a daughter and integrity and despise how many woman get treated here. Good enough for ya?

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

As long as he keeps being arrested and saying sorry then he’ll keep on preying on young children…

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Oyaji Judge Sez: "...And for the third time, I pronounce a SUSPENDED SENTENCE! Better luck next time. NEXT!"

1 ( +2 / -1 )

This is probably only the third time he's been caught.

Heaven knows how many other times he's done this sort of thing and gotten away with it.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I have a daughter and integrity and despise how many woman get treated here. Good enough for ya?

No, it's pathetic you boast openly about being violent towards people who have not legally been found guilty of anything. No integrity in that. Male suicide in Japan is 100% more than women, so thank your lucky stars you have a daughter and not a son because she will have a much easier life in Japan.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Kobe White Bar Owner: Really sorry you accidentally slipped, but it does happen. Admire your control even when slipping . . . I mean he wasn't accidentally kneed in the family jewels repository.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

The article does not mention anywhere about him ever being convicted for any of these alleged crimes.

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No, it's pathetic you boast openly about being violent towards people who have not legally been found guilty of anything. No integrity in that.

He caught him in the act. Ergo, he needn't have been legally found guilty of anything. He was actually found guilty.

Male suicide in Japan is 100% more than women, so thank your lucky stars you have a daughter and not a son because she will have a much easier life in Japan.

No. She won't. Don't be ridiculous.

FYI, "100% more" simply means "twice as much".

3 ( +3 / -0 )

However, what is more astounding is that the police/judicial system did nothing and allowed this to be repeated 3 times.

They didn't.

Once again this is a case of a poor translation JT causing a bunch of foreigners to get angry over something they've misunderstood.

He's been in custody since his first arrest. They keep adding charges. In Japan they call that re-arresting. It's not like they let him out and he went and abused again, look at the dates of his charges; May 28, June, and this past Wednesday. He wouldn't have been out between any of those.

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

Japan and it's insane men. The teenager is a elementary school girl.

Please protect the children and the vulnerable.

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Nomoto had been arrested twice before over incidents against female minors. 

Their councilman material.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Former councilman re-arrested for 3rd time over sexual assault of minors

The job title alone explains why he got away with it 3 times! Justice for some.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

It is only logical to conclude that he assaulted minors more than 3 times. He was just caught 3 times.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

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