Man arrested after breaking daughter’s finger


Police in Nichinan, Miyazaki Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 35-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of abusing his elementary school-aged daughter by fracturing a finger in her left hand.

According to police, Toshifumi Todoroki has admitted to the charge. Police said the assault occurred at around 9 a.m. on Feb 24, Sankei Shimbun reported. Todoroki kicked his daughter’s hand, fracturing a finger bone that took about three weeks to heal.

Police did not give the girl’s age, other than to say she was younger than 10.

A child welfare center, contacted by the girl’s school, notified police that she might have been abused on March 6 and she was taken into protective custody.

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It is unacceptable to kick another person-a man kicking a child in whatever situation is heinous!

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Like I said, we don’t have much info. He could of just been play fighting and it is was an accident.

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The school noticed the situation and contacted the child welfare office who then contacted the police, who took action. More of this please. I often read stories on here with sentences like "the welfare office made a visit but were unable to assess the situation," or "police were notified but no charges were pressed." These stories usually appear when the abuse has escalated and the consequences on the kid are more severe.

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I wish these stories went into more details so we can better understand how such sick things happen.

Also would like to hear what type of sentencing is given after. Just getting arrested doesn't mean much.

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I wish these stories went into more details so we can better understand how such sick things happen.

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I bet she did something so trivial like interrupt him during a mobile phone game or something. Good luck getting a job now mate

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Why are people so callous and malicious to their kids? They are just pathetic bullies picking on someone who can’t fight back.

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Unemployed loser assaults a little girl that's not going to look good on your resume

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