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Man arrested after confining teenage girl at his home for 3 days

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Police in Matsuyamahigashi, Ehime Prefecture, have arrested a 42-year-old man after he kept a teenage girl confined in his home in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, for three days.

According to police, Daisuke Nakasagi, a taxi driver, got to the know the girl on a smartphone app, TV Ehime reported. He arranged to meet her on April 4 and took her to his home in Kitakyushu, where he kept her confined until Thursday.

The girl’s parents filed a missing person’s report after she failed to return home on April 4. Police found Nakasagi and the girl walking near his house at around 2 p.m. Thursday and he was charged with the girl's abduction on Friday.

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With this story’s first 6am edition, the female victim’s specificteenage is not given. While still a ‘minor’, we can only presume she may have also been below the age of consent, especially if anything sexual occurred.

At this point, the most serious charge appears to be the alleged ‘criminal confinement’, presumably against her will.

- “Nakasagi got to the know the girl on a smartphone app… arranged to meet her on Apr 4, took her to his home where he kept her confined until Thurs [Apr 7]. The parents filed a missing person’s report after she failed to return home on Apr 4.” -

Certainly, there will be a more thorough investigation with more details and possible additional charges are forthcoming.

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Police found Nakasagi and the girl walking near his house at around 2 p.m. 

can’t understand this part.

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And they were going for a walk around his neighborhood? This girl could have runaway to him.

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I don't think men can or will ever really understand the terror women feel when a man shows himself ready and willing to hurt you if you don't do what he says.

The presence of other people doesn't matter - much of the time when people witness violence against women they look away and don't intervene, and we know this.

There's also a phenomena where panic makes you freeze up, unable to think straight or react. This would especially effect young girls and women who have had little experience with male violence, and don't know how to process the terror. I remember very well how I felt the first time I was groped on the train. It was terrifying despite the fact there were people all around us. And of course, no one did a damn thing to help me.

So yes - it IS perfectly plausible that the girl was kidnapped and forced to walk with the man and was unable to get away from him out of fear of the violence he might do her if she resisted or tried to escape.

Really, guys - you need to think before commenting.

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Police found Nakasagi and the girl walking near his house at around 2 p.m. 

confined in the house, and also outside?

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Really, guys - you need to think before commenting.

@girl_in_tokyo,

I think a lot of people here don't think before commenting because they have never been in this situation before and nor can they put themselves in the shoes of another and imagine it. Which is truly a shame.

I mean, the fact that some comments are blaming the victim for not running away. Or that others are pointing out that "teen" could potentially mean 18 or 19 (and hence technically an "adult"), all while ignoring the fact that the kidnapper is a full-fledged 42-year-old adult, much older than the teen he abducted, and should not have been kidnapping people in the first place.

I see stories like these, and then see a lot of the comments beneath them, and it makes me lose even more hope in the world.

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Is she 13 or 19? I suppose it doesn’t really matter. He’s just another freak off his leash.

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@girl in tokyo and alex

Either you are normal adults and know what to do and when, or you are unable because your sex makes you a subhuman compare to men.

I believe in same mental capacities for both sex. Don't think men are not exposed to violence.

If the kidnapper has a knife or somehow the girl is under direct threat (ex : kept by the hand while walking), one can understand. If not, it looks so far from a kidnapping. Lack of details and especially any suffering reported from the girl is so srange (ludicrous in fact).

Women are not fragile dools unable to react. Sorry to say you lack something. It means you should have learnt and should learn what to do. And that is life.

When I was small, I was very small. I was confronted to twice my size. I did not let others make me obey them even when they were threatening me. You are not alone.

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Really, guys - you need to think before commenting

Your posts are pure speculation about the circumstances. In your mind, the female in any of these types of stories is always a terrorized innocent victim. She can say anything and be believed and the guy will be guilty. Why did she willingly go and meet him? Well, allow me to speculate: I'd bet that it was some kind of dating site they were on, and there was money involved somewhere. IF he truly confined and/or harmed her, he definitely deserves punishment. Hopefully, we'll find out the true story.

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Usually best to refrain from commenting or passing judgement until all the facts are known and they, the facts, are certainly not presented in this article.

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Jonathan PrinToday 03:04 pm JST

Either you are normal adults and know what to do and when, or you are unable because your sex makes you a subhuman compare to men.

Men are also prone to the same psychological stresses that women are, which means the freeze reflex is not limited to girls and women. This is a well-known phenomena that has been thoroughly researched. All you have to do to learn about it is to google.

If the kidnapper has a knife or somehow the girl is under direct threat (ex : kept by the hand while walking), one can understand. If not, it looks so far from a kidnapping. Lack of details and especially any suffering reported from the girl is so srange (ludicrous in fact).

So you are discounting all the research done on the topic that contradict your personal beliefs. That is what is known as "confirmation bias." Again, you don't have to believe me; you can google this to learn about it yourself.

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Mocheake Today 03:20 pm JS

Your posts are pure speculation about the circumstances. In your mind, the female in any of these types of stories is always a terrorized innocent victim. She can say anything and be believed and the guy will be guilty. Why did she willingly go and meet him? Well, allow me to speculate: I'd bet that it was some kind of dating site they were on, and there was money involved somewhere. IF he truly confined and/or harmed her, he definitely deserves punishment. Hopefully, we'll find out the true story

Why am I not surprised that there are a good number of men who are willing to believe the very worst about the woman even when all the evidence points to the woman as a victim, and go out of their way to make up a story that exonerates the the man despite all the evidence pointing to the man as being a sex offender.

"Hopefully we'll find out the true story?" What makes you think the police have not uncovered the true story during their investigation? Do you somehow know more than they do?

Wow, lots of people here who not only know more about psychology than psychologists, but also know more about an investigation then the police who are investigating it.

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> girl_in_tokyoToday 06:51 pm JST

Mocheake Today 03:20 pm JS

> Your posts are pure speculation about the circumstances. In your mind, the female in any of these types of stories is always a terrorized innocent victim. She can say anything and be believed and the guy will be guilty. Why did she willingly go and meet him? Well, allow me to speculate: I'd bet that it was some kind of dating site they were on, and there was money involved somewhere. IF he truly confined and/or harmed her, he definitely deserves punishment. Hopefully, we'll find out the true story

> Why am I not surprised that there are a good number of men who are willing to believe the very worst about the woman even when all the evidence points to the woman as a victim, and go out of their way to make up a story that exonerates the the man despite all the evidence pointing to the man as being a sex offender.

> "Hopefully we'll find out the true story?" What makes you think the police have not uncovered the true story during their investigation? Do you somehow know more than they do?

> Wow, lots of people here who not only know more about psychology than psychologists, but also know more about an investigation then the police who are investigating it.

This has nothing to do with psychology and psychologists and I am going solely by the words written in the story. The man was charged with her abduction. To you and some others, he is guilty before the trial just because she is a girl and you think you know how all men are.

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Wow, lots of people here who not only know more about psychology than psychologists, but also know more about an investigation then the police who are investigating it.

Since you’re talking about psychology ; the reason why some posters talk about the victim is because nobody here wants girls to be abducted ( “ I think “ it’s obvious that we’re all on the same side / against that disgusting creep ). If the victim didn’t do enough, people want to bring that up and send a message : “Please, be smarter than this”. Not easy, I know, but unfortunately these ”men” ( if you can call them that ) won’t go anywhere anytime soon.

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Mocheake Today 08:08 pm JST

This has nothing to do with psychology and psychologists and I am going solely by the words written in the story. The man was charged with her abduction. To you and some others, he is guilty before the trial just because she is a girl and you think you know how all men are.

No, you're not "going by the words in the story" because there is nothing in the story to suggest that she knew the man, is a sex worker, and falsely claimed the man forced her to go with him. You made that up.

To me, it is perfectly plausible that it happened just as the police are reporting that it did.

But hey, if you have info the police don't have, you'd better give them a call and let them know they've got it all wrong.

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rcchToday 09:09 pm JST

Since you’re talking about psychology ; the reason why some posters talk about the victim is because nobody here wants girls to be abducted ( “ I think “ it’s obvious that we’re all on the same side / against that disgusting creep ). If the victim didn’t do enough, people want to bring that up and send a message : “Please, be smarter than this”. Not easy, I know, but unfortunately these ”men” ( if you can call them that ) won’t go anywhere anytime soon

I am aware that people have a tendency to talk as if they blame the victim because they want very badly to believe that if someone does all the right things, that something like this will never happen to them or someone they love. This is an understandable reaction, but at the same time those people should be careful in how they word their after-the-fact "advice" so that they aren't inadvertently using the same victim-blaming rhetoric that is often used to shame women and to talk down to us.

I mean, do men really think they are telling women anything new when they make these kinds of suggestions? It's particularly not helpful and takes a direct dive into mansplaining when the advice is something ridiculous, like "learn Akido."

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Sadly, many young girls believe every person is a good person. I still believe 99.9% of people in this world are good, it's just a tiny minority that let's us down (in the great sphere of things)

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Stories like these with extremely scant details always seem to provoke presumptuous judgements here which say more about the prejudices of the writer than they do to provide background or elucidation of the true circumstances so poorly defined in the articles. A 16 year old girl arguing with parental 'authority' and taking off to a 'refuge' with a kindly older man is, here, not anymore unlikely than the presumed pathology which seems to spring forth in so many. Strolling down a public street together does seem to mitigate the 'confinement' story a bit, and seeking to escape 'responsibility' a plausible reason to mitigate parental and 'official' displeasure by slightly misappraising the true situation by the girl not an unreasonable possibility, we must await more information, that will never come, before we cast this man into the pit of doom...

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As a man, I don't understand the attraction of teen girls. It doesn't make sense to me, but I prefer women to girls.

Real men don't threaten women.

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we must await more information, that will never come, before we cast this man into the pit of doom...

Sorry, but a 40 year old man who gets on a smartphone, seeks out and then meets up with an underage girl is a sexual predator. There is nothing an underage girl could possibly do that would justify his actions.

A good man would not have continued texting after realizing she was underage.

A good man who met up with a girl and realized she was underage would have walked away.

And please do not start with the self-serving excuses that it's hard to tell if a girl is 18. It's easy to gauge a girl's maturity, and even if she were 18, a man of 40 should know better than to be messing about with a girl who is still a teen.

I don't quite understand why so many men insist that it is well within their right to perv on teenage girls. But knowing this, is it any wonder why the world is such a dangerous place for girls and women.

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LamillyToday 03:02 am JST

Sadly, many young girls believe every person is a good person. I still believe 99.9% of people in this world are good, it's just a tiny minority that let's us down (in the great sphere of things)

This.

A lot of parents don't explicitly teach their daughters that men can be dangerous. But even when parents try, it doesn't sink in. A friend of mine who has a preteen girl has been trying since she was young to help her understand that there are evil people in this world, but she still does not quite fully understand the implications of what he has been telling her. She still sees everyone as a friend.

Unfortunately, a lot of girls don't understand fully until they have a bad experience and recognizes her parent's warnings were not an exaggeration.

That is how it was with me as a teen, and is just how things generally go with young people - they remain naive until unfortunate experience teaches them. All parents can really do is keep up the warnings, and hope that the girl reaches maturity and a better understanding of the world before something happens to her.

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Didn't people hear - teenage girls are the pinnacle of their lives

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