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Man arrested for abducting 15-year-old girl he met online

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Fukuoka prefectural police have arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of abducting a 15-year-old girl, and keeping her to his home for three days.

According to police, Ichiro Hashimoto, a company employee from Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, met the girl, who lives in Fukuoka Prefecture, on a social media site and arranged to meet her at around 4:50 p.m. on Nov 29, Kyodo News reported. They went by train to Kobe. The girl was at Hashimoto's home when she was found at around 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Police said the girl wasn’t harmed.

The girl’s mother reported her missing on Nov 29 after she didn’t return home from school. Police analyzed station surveillance camera footage to determine who the girl was with and where they went by train.

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Why on earth would a 15-year-old girl want to meet a 35-year-old man?

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Hell of a lot more to this story! Be nice to get a follow up!

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Police analyzed station surveillance camera footage to determine who the girl was with and where they went by train.

Right...... so not from her mobile phone signal then? Got it.

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How do these guys keep meeting young teens online? Is there a specific social network to match underage girls with older guys? Coz on Facebook for example, you can't find minors unless they're your family members, I guess.

Is it social media like Tinder and Bumble? And if so, what are the young teens doing in these networks? Or maybe it's a papakatsu network.

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Sad stories, that actually got consummated. In the US, the police impersonate teenagers, with the intent to get prospect juvenile perverters to arrange meetings, then they arrested as if it was an actual crime. They get charged for a sex crime, have to register as a sex offender, and can not leave the state or maybe the county. This actually happened to somebody I know.

so perverted is justice that crime has to be manufactured.

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There are many vulnerable kids in Japan - easy targets for preadators.

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Why on earth would a 15-year-old girl want to meet a 35-year-old man?

To collect the money he pays her for sex.

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Yes, agreed, there are also many bad and worse cases from papa Katsu to abduction and kidnapping, but on the other hand it also partly reflects your own bad thoughts and permanent mistrust. Look, there are also good people out there who maybe simply want to temporarily help those kids, save them from their bad homes , beating, abuse or suicidal thoughts and such. There’s a reason for them running away from home and then even preferring living at another, a stranger’s place. Of course it’s illegal to take them away from parents unasked, that’s also a fact without question and necessary legal consequences, but what results then is that those kids are given back again into their nightmare homes they ran away from while the good ones who tried to help or support them just land in custody and prison and are at least left with a very bad image and reputation. Something is therefore wrong in general with all those cases and also the rulings that ignore the reality and only make it even worse. Probably it should be allowed in a certain part of those cases, if it is officially registered and all factors including aftermath are considered in a way that serves those kids best.

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Child sex predators like this man should be put in jail for a very long time.

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Ichiro Hashimoto san who is a man of 35 years old has an interest in a girl of only 15 years old? In Japan, is this normal?

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Why on earth would a 15-year-old girl want to meet a 35-year-old man?

(when you get to my age, you live in hope that at least a 25 year old woman would even smile at you and say you are cute.)

Sounds like she chose to be with him because her home life was bad.

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Why mention any sex offense while she was unharmed ?

Kidnapping, if so, is a serious crime.

It took 3 days to police to recognize a face and get an address !

In some countries, I wish Amber plan would apply far more.

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HercolobusToday  10:34 am JST

I think you miss the point. they have this scheme in the UK too. my niece who is CID works on this sort of detail. the point is that these SNSs/networks exist, and men do go there to groom youngsters... so the police work mentioned above is not 'manufacturing' crime, they are getting between perpetrator and vulnerable....

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Hercolobus

In the US, the police impersonate teenagers, with the intent to get prospect juvenile perverters to arrange meetings, then they arrested as if it was an actual crime. They get charged for a sex crime, have to register as a sex offender, and can not leave the state or maybe the county. This actually happened to somebody I know.

Wow. You know someone who was ready and willing to knowingly commit statutory rape? But, that's not what bothers you about the above scenario?

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Ichiro Hashimoto met the 15-year-old girl on a social media site

Whatever sites this was on, arent these sites monitored to prevent peadophiles from preying on the innocent? Arent there some red flags the monitors look out for that raises alarms to have them look into the peadoplile? Come on Japan! You can do better than this! It happens far too often!

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