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Foster mother arrested for piercing 7-year-old daughter with pin in Hokkaido

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A 68-year-old foster mother has been arrested for piercing her 7-year-old adopted daughter with a pin in Hokkaido, police said Friday. Yasuko Nemoto was arrested for allegedly piercing the back of her foster daughter's head with a pin last October. The daughter's school reported the case to a local child consultation center.

According to police, Nemoto has a more than 30-year career as a foster mother and has raised seven children, including the 7-year-old girl. Nemoto is also a human rights advocate and case worker in the local community. The girl has been raised by Nemoto since March of 2006, police said.

Nemoto told police she used the pin as a disciplinary measure.

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Was it on purpose... or accidental? The lady was getting sort of old... Maybe she did not mean to pierce the girl...

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Fromt he title I thought this was about ear piercing!!

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"Stabbed with a pin" would have been a better translation of the original here, the word "pierce" is misleading and not really natural English.

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Or possibly "stuck with a pin" if "stabbed" sounds extreme.

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I thought it was ear piercing too.

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haha, i was thinking it was a do it home pierce kit.

perhaps she confused the girl with a noticeboard....

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Don't reproduce unless you can spend quality time with offspring. And in case something happens to you, your child can depend on a good father, grandparents, relatives and friends. Any risk of depending on foster, step or public, don't reproduce! We have a choice - birth control.

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Wouldn't she be more like a foster-grandmother?

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Lock the old cow up. You don't do things like that to kids whatever the situation.

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Now who is the pin head old bird?

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I agree with the misleading headline - piercing means going all the way through. If you pierce someone's head, it means the pin comes out the other side, which would be fun to see.

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bcbrownboy - pierce does not always mean going all the way through. Evil woman, what an awful means of discipline! Never heard of a time-out?

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Time to talk to all seven fostered kid's, she's got experience all right! camouflaging her abuse.

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The title is grammatically incorrect. In order to pierce a girl, you'd need to run her through. She pierced the skin on the back of the girls head.

Although headlines are supposed to grab attention, they aren't supposed to bend the truth like this one does

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that foster mother is a pinhead

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the girl's teachers are making a mountain out of molehill.

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pierce doesnt neccessarily mean run through from one side to other, pierce means to penetrate, like armor piercing rounds dont usually go in one end and out the other. Any penetration of skin sounds like abuse to me, but i know they system, she wont do anytime, maybe pay a fine, get her 15 mins of fame in the news, and go back to abusing children. How sad. . .

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1)cut or make a way through; "the knife cut through the flesh"; "The path pierced the jungle"; "Light pierced through the forest" 2) move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply; "The cold pierced her bones"; "Her words pierced the students" 3) sound sharply or shrilly; "The scream pierced the night" 4) penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument 5) make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh" 6) 14th President of the United States (1804-1869) wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

Most people would think of ear piercing if you have the words mother, girl, and piercing. Besides the story doesn't correctly describe the injury to the girl. Did the pin pierce the back of the head like one would pierce the nose for a nose ring? It also most be been larger than a pin for a teacher to notice. Was the piercing done by a knitting needle. Too much is left for the imagination. The writer gets a F since the article is too ambiguous. Armor piercing means to penetrate or pass through armor. Maybe she was doing some body piercing, body art?

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