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Japanese woman arrested for cyberstalking elderly man twice her age

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Not every elderly man necessarily wants to date a younger woman, but most of the time they’d still be happy to find out they could attract an eligible bachelorette nearly half their age. Most of the time.

However, things were different for one unnamed 60-something man living in Shizuoka Prefecture. Back in mid-February, he suddenly received an email from a woman saying “I want to see you,” but instead of being flattered, he was puzzled, because he doesn’t recall ever having met the women.

In a romantic comedy film, this would be the start of an unexpected relationship that leads to true love. However, what passes for a quirky and spontaneous personality in the movies is, in the real world, often a sign of an unstable psyche, and so the man declined.

But then he got another email from the woman, and another…and another. Finally, after receiving “several dozen” invitations, the man went to the police, saying that he’d been receiving unsolicited rendezvous requests from an unknown woman who refused to quit sending them.

An investigation was launched, and last week Shizuoka prefectural police officers from the Fujieda precinct announced that they had traced the unwanted emails to a 34-year-old woman. However, there’s not just a startlingly large age gap between the man and his mysterious admirer, but a geographic one as well. As mentioned above, the man lives in Shizuoka, while the woman lives in Chiba. That’s three prefectures away, with the entirety of Kanagawa Prefecture and Tokyo separating the two people involved in the unilateral email invites.

It’s about 220 kilometers from Shizuoka to Chiba. The trip takes roughly three hours by car or train.

The woman has been arrested on charges of violating Japan’s anti-stalking laws. According to a source connected to the investigation, the woman had previously lived in Shizuoka for a time, and investigators’ current theory is that she somehow came into contact with the man and developed an attraction to him without the two of them ever conversing, then through some as yet undetermined method was able to obtain his email address.

Source: TV Shizuoka via JinTokyo Sports Web

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I don't think it's right to be arrested for this.

There are more serious predators in Japan that the police need to focus on.

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Could have been a scam, or a once in a lifetime opportunity...well in case she may not be receptive towards him finding out at this stage.

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Not every elderly man necessarily wants to date a younger woman, but most of the time they’d still be happy to find out they could attract an eligible bachelorette nearly half their age. Most of the time.

Yeah. Most of the time. Also depends on what the woman looks like and even her weight. She shows up looking like Lizzo or she's bald-headed, I am looking for the nearest monastery.

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The problem with stalkers is you never know what their next move is. For now it's a deluge of emails, next it's someone going through your trash. In the worst cases it can ramp up to physical threats and violence. Good job the cops found her early. I would think a non-custodial punishment and a warning? Is that how the Japanese legal system would see it?

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look out for boiled pet rabbit

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I wonder which is more common, men stalking women or the other way around.

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Dorry but there is a button called "block email"...

So police was able to trace a person based on an email address only ?

Will they go to Africa for me ?

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Looking for Sugar Daddy?

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The woman has been arrested on charges of violating Japan’s anti-stalking laws.

What? We always here about the police being inactive in serious stalking cases, and now suddenly they are overreactive? Arresting her just for sending unwanted mail? What happened to the good old spam folder? Something is out of whack.

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