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Japanese man convicted of child sex in Cambodia

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Hmmm...

7 years prison in Cambodia after serving which he will be swiftly deported back to Japan only to be come a rich "talent" telling stories and authoring a book about his exploits. Just like that doof that killed and ate that girl in France back in the 80's. Came back to Japan a celebrity.

Japanese people love a good true crime story - to hell with the victims.

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Idiot pervert.

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"when he visited his victim at a rehabilitation center after she was rescued from a brothel"

I'll bet he was hoping to get some private time with her there.

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It's a holiday in Cambodia...

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He's an idiot if he really can't tell a 13 year old from an over 18 year old. He's an even bigger idiot if he thinks anybody believes that line of BS.

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less than $100 isn't much compensation is it

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7 years in Cambodian prison has got to be hell on earth. Sex tourism and the men who cater to it in South East Asia has seen its last days.

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Child sex is now an international crime.

No country will condone such crime.

Country can now charge its citizen for child sex committed in other country. So paedophile beware, you can run but no where to hide.

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Evil man, praying on girls. This guy should be banned from flying around the world. Unless he undergoes counseling and stop banging little girls.

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after his return to japan , his passport shoud be cancelled (he cannot have a passport any more)so he can not go to the world again. As japan stop entering criminals and also who have criminal records in the past, in to japan.

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He's gonna have a nice old time in a Cambodian prison...for 7 long years. Hope the filthy pig thinks that was $10 well spent...

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Hope he gets castrated and his photo published every where.

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you can usually paid your way out of trouble in Cambodia, bribe the judges et al. and get deported. I guess he didn't have the cash to do that.

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95$ to the family? Who the hell put her in the brothel in the first place? Sad story all around. They should have made him pay $95,000 and put the money into trust for these poor kids who're sold into slavery.

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I agree. Seven years in a Cambodian prison would not be much fun. I wonder what the average life expectancy is in a Cambodian prison. It may not be much more than seven years...and will give him time to reflect on his disgusting crime.

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13 years old might look like 18, depends on the girl but I'm not really buying his story. 7 years in jail is pretty stiff, Cambodia must finally be serious about getting rid of the pedo tourists, good for them.

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Hard to judge with the lack of information. Was he living there, or was he a tourist? Alone or with a group?

And $95 to the family? For loss of the next ten times? Was he the only one who was caught and made to pay the father? No other customers? Does she not get anything?

I agree with the suggestion above that the money be put into a fund to help these children as they reach adulthood.

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Pathetic. He should go straight to prison again when he returns to Japan.

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Clearly a setup. Somebody didnt like him and sprang the trap. And he was too dumb to pay off the local cops. As if the local Cambodian constabulary would give flying fart about 13-year old girls working in brothels.

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"..Court also ordered him to pay 400,000 riel ($95) in compensation to the girl’s family"

Wait, this part makes absolutely no sense. Shouldn't they be in jail too? The court is basically paying for prostitution again.

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Horrible business. A problem that affects all the globe.

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I'm sorry... but the guy thought a 13 year old girl was over 18? BS. The guy has been reading too many Weekly Jumps. I'm glad he got the seven years. In Japan he probably would have only gotten a warning, or had people question what 'child prostitution' really is.

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If the girl is found in brothel, i think then not only he but her family and the gangster who push her there must also be punished.

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So, the locals don't have sex with underaged girls in brothels? I guess, lots of guys had sex with her but only the japanese guy will go to jail.

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So, the locals don't have sex with underaged girls in brothels? I guess, lots of guys had sex with her but only the japanese guy will go to jail.

I'm sure there were others as well, but this guy was the only one stupid enough to show up at the rehab center after she was rescued. Made it easy for the authorities to capture this idiot and put him away. I suspect a Cambodia prison sentence is a death sentence for any length of time and rightfully due for this guy.

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@majimekun - so it`s the girls fault???! SHE WAS 13!!! And already totally messed up having been repeatedly raped by men just like this guy!

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Another point is that he has to pay compensation to her family who probably sold her to a brothel in the first place. Crazy courts. Her family should be on trial too.

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kirakira25: i think majimekun means that he must not be the only customer, but he was targetted because he was a foreigner. i disagree with that though, he was caught because he was dumb enough to go to a prostitute rehabilitation center having no other connection to the girl but the fact that he was a former john/punter.

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Right he is one of the rapist caught. Of course in brothel this poor girl is forced to suffer, beaten and raped.

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Where does it say the girls family sold her into prostitution? It is possible but more likely she was kidnapped or a runaway.

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techall, from what I have seen in documentaries, the sale of one or more children to the regular visiting broker is fairly standard there. (Although this could be construed as misrepresentation or even kidnapping.) On what do you base your suggestion that another scenario is more likely?

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So, the locals don't have sex with underaged girls in brothels? I guess, lots of guys had sex with her but only the japanese guy will go to jail.

Yes, the locals do abuse these kids, but 1st Worlders are rightly held to a higher standard. You soil your nation's flag when you buy some starving street urchin in the 3rd World for the price of a sandwich. And Americans should be aware that the Bush government closed the tanker ship-sized loopholes in America's laws regarding sexual tourism with children. Regardless of the purpose of your trip, if you have sex with someone under 18 outside of the United States, you have committed a federal crime.

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No 13 year old looks 18. This guy is an idiot. I hope he gets an std.

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@jason6: the majimekun post I was responding to has been deleted - that`s why it looks confusing. Mods: please delete my response above too.

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@nandakandamanda: Mostly based on the Trafficing In Persons training I had to take every month for 4 and 1/2 years. According to the people who wrote the lessons, abductions and runaways are most likely to wind up being trafficed, but I didn't rule out being sold by relatives.

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Cambodia has long been a magnet for foreign pedophiles because of poverty and poor law enforcement, but in recent years police and courts have increasingly targeted sex offenders. I am sure this Kato pig, is only the TIP OF THE ICEBERG there in Cambodia.

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techall, many thanks for an interesting reply above. :8)

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IF I was the judge, I would ask the man to support her financially till she becomes a major. And after that he marries her and takes care of her for the rest of her life.

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JKanda: You gotta be kidding, do you think the girl would want to be married to a pedophile?

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The pedophile aside, the girl probably sounds like has been in this trade for a while. Children do not learn to do sexual acts overnight. If that is the case, then I am not sure how much this girl is able to think independently. Techall, as you seem to have some knowledge on this, you can enlighten us. Once she has been doing this for money, she will probably continue to do it, because that is what she knows.If she is stuck with one person, and the one who has done harm to her, probably it is better I think. But I really don't know how pedophiles are treated by police once they are caught after an offence.

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JK: Did you not read the part where whe was rescued and in a rehabilitation center? Rescued usually means you were being held there against your will so I doubt that she would have voluntarily gone back into that trade. I really don't know how long a 13yo could have been doing this but even once at that age would most likely leave her phycologically scarred. Doubt if she ever wants anything to do with this sicko again.

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Tech, you are right.Well you know, in many parts of Asia, the girls are forcibly sent at a very tender age. Much much younger girls. This is all so sad.

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JK, Actually one website on human trafficing shows that in Cambodia about 47% of the trafficers are mothers but, in that they are paying this family and not arresting them, I think we can at least clear mom and dad. I tried to post a link but the system thinks it's offensive.

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I feel sorry for this idiot Japanese hentai but the other day on CNN I was watching how 1 Cambodian soldier paid a young hooker for sex, then slapped around a bit, then more than 30 drunk, drug crazed other soldiers took their turns having sex, raping this poor young girl, so Cambodia, come on, is a cesspool for South East Asia.

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techall the links are blocked due to avoid spam. Maybe you can spell out what to google. It is the State that should protect the children from this problem. If the laws of that country were more stringent, it could prevent a lot of these cases. Some poor asian coutries have some sort of measure to filter out tourists in disguise.In Sri Lanka,the government implemented some strict laws on adoption because the female children were being sold by low income families. The children ended up in the wrong hands. Few offenders were severely punishised to set an example. State should protect its citizens. 40 year old man from a developed nation flashing his sen yen to a child who wore cute make up at night! Show his photo on TV here so others will know what they will get when they have abnormal desires. If the 14 year old boy poured hot water on this man, I would not mind really.

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www.HumanTrafficking.org (slash) cambodia

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