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Man arrested for abducting 7-year-old girl, keeping her in his car

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Police in Joyo, Kyoto Prefecture, have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of abducting a seven-year-old girl and keeping her confined in his car.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:15 p.m. on Oct 5. Kyodo News reported that the girl was walking alone on her way home from school when a car driven by Takuma Asako, a company employee, pulled up beside her.

Police said Asako got out, called to the girl and then forced her to get into his car. He kept her in the car for about seven minutes and when she started crying, he let her out about 400 meters from where he grabbed her.

The girl ran home crying and told her mother what had happened. Police said the child was not injured.

Asako’s car was identified after an analysis of street surveillance camera footage and he was arrested on Thursday. Police said he has admitted to the charge.

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When the girl started panicking and crying, Asako might have lost his nerve kidnapping her. Thank god.

13 ( +16 / -3 )

It is very fortunate the girl was releases apparently without being injured. At least this time the criminal could be caught before causing more serious damage to the victim.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Lock this kiddy fiddler away for 20 years - and let all the guys in there know what he is in for.

11 ( +16 / -5 )

This could have ended much worse.

So relieved he let her go. Not an excuse for what he's done though. He must be locked up.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

"This could have ended much worse."

any day now...

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Glad he was arrested but jeez it happened nearly 8 weeks ago and they had surveillance footage.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Any twisted perv that gets off on little kids deserves a chemical castration

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Fighto!Today  04:43 pm JST

Lock this kiddy fiddler away for 20 years - and let all the guys in there know what he is in for.

You don't know that was his intentions. Yes it sure does not look good regardless of what the intentions were but lets not make an assumption he is a fiddler.

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Police in Joyo, Kyoto Prefecture, have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of abducting a seven-year-old girl and keeping her confined in his car.

Suspicion?

Either he abducted the kid and kept her in the car or he didn't. Aren’t the police sure?

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Suspicion?

Either he abducted the kid and kept her in the car or he didn't. Aren’t the police sure?

This is why they have trials, and why the arrested are called suspects.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Bizarre.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Sicko needs to be cut.

And still no sexual predators list...........

blame the inept law makers as well

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Lock this kiddy fiddler away for 20 years - and let all the guys in there know what he is in for.

This is Japan, not San Quentin. There will probably be other people in there with him with similar crimes.

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It is very fortunate the girl was released apparently without being injured.

Maybe no physical injury, but she's probably absolutely traumatized by this experience. She's probably not going to want to walk home from school alone ever again, or go anywhere alone or not regard any strangers with suspicion for a very long time. It still gets me when I see small children walking home from school by themselves, especially through quiet back roads where there might not be anyone around to hear a cry for help.

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Alongfortheride

You don't know that was his intentions. Yes it sure does not look good regardless of what the intentions were but lets not make an assumption he is a fiddler.

True. He could have been a human trafficker or serial killer, rather than a simple pedophile.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Sick!

1 ( +2 / -1 )

What was the guy thinking? A moment of madness…

1 ( +2 / -1 )

When the parents stop to send out the children alone ?

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Even last weekend o was pulling off my surf wetsuit near my car and i saw passing next to me a little girl with big eyes open, i had to ask her what does a little gitl like her is doing in the street all alone, she said her ount was a few meters behind and start runnig back. Children are suppose to be supervised all the time, outside even more. That criminal should be arrested for a long time.

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This is his first time kidnaping. He will succeed the 2nd or 3rd time. He is no longer a kid. Keep him locked up for many years.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

The girl wasn’t physically injured perhaps but 100% mentally traumatized.

At age 7 a pervert tried to convince me to visit him in his room-an episode in my life never to be forgotten.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Innocent unless proven guilty. Let’s see how this plays out.

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@Alongfortheride

The perp is 28, the girl is 7.

Why do you think he "forced" her into his car? Arts & crafts?

You soft cun7...

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Innocent unless proven guilty. Let’s see how this plays out

He already admitted to the charge, tho.

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Her crying broke his sick fantasy. Sick dude.

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Takuma Asako if convicted must be subject to the full weight of the law.

This seven-year-old girl was subjected to be confined against her will at Takuma Asako a stranger whim..

This could scar this trusting seven-year-old girl minor for life.

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Pervert piece of trash. Can his rancid ass!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Realese him to the girl's parents as his punishment!

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