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Junior high school teacher arrested for lewd behaviour with high school girl in Ibaraki

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A 47-year-old junior high school teacher in Ibaraki was arrested on Sunday, accused of engaging in indecent behavior with a 15-year-old high school girl he met through a cell phone dating site.

Hiroshi Saito, a social studies teacher at a junior high school in Hitachinaka City, is suspected of breaking child prostitution laws when he allegedly took the high school girl to a hotel in Tsuchiura City in early October last year, paid her 20,000 yen and engaged in indecent behavior, police said.

Saito told police he did it as he was stressed out from work.

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indecent behavior

I don't understand what he did wrong because the story does not say what he actually did.

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creep

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Takes two to tango - lock em both up!

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I doubt he'll be "stressed out from work" much longer.

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indecent behavior

Foul language, talking on their phone while on the train, not standing up for a pregnant woman on the train, spitting on someone smoking in a shopping center. All examples of indecent behaviour. Is everyone assuming it was sex? The story doesn't mention sex.

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Can't the Japanese just say the words "having sex". Why do they have to cover it with indecent behavior? Is it so they will not look bad? After all, sex education starts in the school.

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Must be sex 'cause refers to child prostitution. Ibarraki again, eh? he new Saitama......

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neverknow2 - they are examples of rude or offensive behaviour. indecent behaviour is sexual by nature.

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What's wrong with this? She wasn't his student.

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he did it as he was stressed out from work.

Nice to see that excuse making a comeback!

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"Indecent behaviour"? So was it stautory rape, sexual assault, sex with a minor or what? Suspended sentence on the way for you!

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But, she wasn't his student, not a his school, met online. Who cares?

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Yeah, it specifies 'lewd'. So whilst it might not be the items soldave mentioned, it was probably illegal.

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it was probably illegal

I would hope so - since he was arrested for it. It does not mention whether she was arrested. Mabe that part is in another story somewhere. But my guess is that his indecency was not in forcing her to participate in a cell phone dating site.

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Did he get his money back?

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15 year old girl, cell phone dating site, went to a hotel willingly, money exchanged hands, that bastard, abusing such a nice young girl.

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It is abuse, any way you look at it. Girls of that age typically suffer from inner turmoil, role confusion, and do not have a concrete perspective on appropriate world views. Evidently, he is not the only person to take advantage of her. I hope the cops get her cell phone and do some competent investigating to see who else is taking advantage of her.

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When I was 14-15 girls were experimenting just like boys and getting on allover town. There was no problem with it at the time.

Its just when its a dirty old man that does it to a girl, its a problem for everyone.

Anyway, she was hardly a virgin and probably has had more partners than him being a prostitute and all.

I don't see her as a victim but I see her and him as law breakers.

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which one is the worst ? a 47 years old guy who pay 20000 to having sex with a 15 yo girl. Or a 15 years girl who sell herself fro 20000 JPY?

maybe the police can arrest her too to breaking the prostitution law.

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to midnightpromise

Do you really can thinking that Nice young girl can be used for a 20,000 Jpy value person. don't think that women are goods and pure. if it was my daughter she will regret that the police don't arrest her.

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Another day, another perv in old Japan.

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because he we was stressed at work? i rather think that he did it because he was horney

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How did he get caught? There's no mention of that? Was the girl part of a sting, which is why he only got charged with lewd behaviour? Did she get to keep the money? Is turning supergrass going to be the new enko?

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That sounds cheap. Maybe the love hotel was expensive. I wonder if he rented her one of school girl outfits! Oh yeah, I forgot, she probably had her own.

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I see some of the usual suspects here poo-pooing the situation. And sweating the fact that perhaps Japan isn't their sexual paradise after all. Scumbags like this teacher should rot in jail.

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which one is the worst ? a 47 years old guy who pay 20000 to having sex with a 15 yo girl. Or a 15 years girl who sell herself fro 20000 JPY?

You mean, who is better? I'd say he's better because he gave her a lot of money, but she gave him a lot of pleasure ... wait a minute, it depends on how much pleasure was given before I can answer your question.

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Stressed out at work... That seems to be an excuse for every j-creep out there. How about we let him get stressed out in prison?

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Where I come from, it's statutory rape even if she started it, paid HIM for it, and paid for the hotel. Stuuuupid.

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Accused believe that sex is good for stress. He said that he is out of work. Where does he get money for prostitution? She is 15 and he is 47. Is this girl also out of work and need sex for her stress? What a crap. Why doesn't just he say that he needs sex with young girl? Lock them both up into one cell, this way he will get sex for free. 'WORLD IS CORRUPT WITH SEXISM AND PROSTITUTION.' Did he want also be her big ‘DADDY?’ Sorry I mean also to mention that she was trying to buy her school books or dirty books for other girls to experiment sexism. She could as well be called aprentice prostitute.

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It takes two to tango. She knew what she was doing just as much as he did. And, I dare say it's probably not the first time she's done either.

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williamsmith at 11:47 AM JST - 26th January "But, she wasn't his student, not a his school, met online. Who cares?"

People with scruples and a brain - would be my guess...

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i would argue that teenagers who sell their bodies need counseling, support and help, not jail

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BBLeo: read the article again. You've got it all wrong. Hint: "stressed out from work" does not mean "stressed from being out of work"

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sensei258: Where I come from, it's statutory rape even if she started it, paid HIM for it, and paid for the hotel. Stuuuupid.

Agreed. That is stupid. I am glad I am in Japan and not where you come from.

Everybody, the girl will live, though certainly her parents' hopes of her becoming a famous brain surgeon are ruined. If only she had not done this, who knows how high she migh have reached! sob

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Bobcatfish- Point taken!

but I also found this definition for indecent:

not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society

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not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society

Correct. But what is polite in Japanese society is merely a facade. Tatemae (建前)and Honne (本音).

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what about "To Catch a Predator: Japan"

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weatherjp said: BBLeo: read the article again. You've got it all wrong. Hint: "stressed out from work" does not mean "stressed from being out of work"

Nope, "Stressed out from being out of work" is the excuse he will use the next time he gets caught banging an underage whore. After that it will be the alcohol that leads him astray.

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Ahhh, how sweet it is - got our morning titillation along with our coffee.

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47-year-old going on 19, going down on 15-year-old...Is this news??? So What!? Should he? No. Should SHE? NO! She did because she wanted money...like many others, here and in every corner of the world. Hence, it's the oldest profession. Simple result of Law of Supply & Demand. Move on!

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****to akuma1985

Yea, OK, to whatever you said

See sarcasm in websters

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Think it would be great if they finally got around to instituting statutory rape laws to prevent this kind of crap from happening.

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how he was caught?

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Next time he should ask for two forms of picture ID, and have the person sign a release form.

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Think it would be great if they finally got around to instituting statutory rape laws to prevent this kind of crap from happening.

There are already laws against teenage prostitution. Yet, it still sometimes happens. Like it or not, laws punish, they do not directly prevent anything. Only fear of punishment prevents, and that never works 100 percent and never will.

Anyway, I do not see the big problem. Why do we have to get stricter and stricter about this? Seems like everything is stable enough here. If you are shooting for 100 percent, I tell you again, you won't get it. You would be lucky if stricter pursuit of the age of consent resulted in a fraction of a percent of change in that direction. Honestly, why care so much?

And have you considered there could be negative consequences? I am now seeing a girl in her twenties who went to an all girl's school in high school. She had no experience with males, dating or related, until college. She has some real problems with dating, and yes, sex, and I do not think her high school days are unrelated. Nor do I think she would have been equally messed up for dating an older guy. In fact, I am an older guy, and she says I am the only person that interested her at all. Even with my experience it is not easy to undue the damage.

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I'm not following what you're saying here. You think that because a girl attends a Girls school, and doesn't experience dating/sex etc until she is in college, that its ok for underage girls to experience them? You want older guys to be able to go after underage girls? And what damage are you talking about? Being sheltered from the bad things guys do to girls? Thinking that sex should be between married couples?

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What bugs me out if how did the cops find out? The girl could have been working for the police as well..

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Teaches "Social Studies", well, internet dating is a social activity and I guess he could claim it was a study of some type.

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The funny thing is she could have strung him along saying she was 18. Now before people start gasping, "oh, you can tell the difference", well, if you live here, quite a bit of the time, you can't. So that could be the case.

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He wanted some young stuff, and was trolling the sites for it. And got it.

Either way, he should be locked up for a while. And anyone who would think the girl really had no idea of what she was doing is ignorant at best. Those Louis Vitton handbags are very expensive.

Ciao

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