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Man arrested for abusing 4-month-old son

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Police in Chiba City have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of abusing his four-month-old son at their home in Inage Ward in late November.

Kenji Ishitani, 23, an employee of the General Affairs Department of the Chiba prefectural government, was arrested on Friday, Fuji TV reported. Ishitani lives with his son and wife who is in her 30s. Police said he has admitted to abusing his son and quoted him as saying, “I punched him because he wouldn’t stop crying even after I tried my best to lull him to sleep.”

Police said the child had head and rib injuries, but his condition is not critical. They said that a child welfare center had been notified by the hospital on Thursday after the boy was taken there. The center then contacted police about a case of possible child abuse.

Numerous bruises, both recent and old, were found on the child’s body, and police suspect the suspect of abusing his son regularly.

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How can you punch a child?

How can you punch a baby? And have a normal job?

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The man-child is 23.

His wife is in her 30’s.

I’ll guess he was spoiled by rotten by said-wife and saw the newcomer as a nuisance.

Dont let that poor baby become a statistics of  “I punched him because he wouldn’t stop crying even after I tried my best to lull him to sleep.”

He should not be handed over if the wife doesn’t leave that donkey.

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Third one this week. Japan has issues

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He is a city employee,therefore he isn't a mere mortal,a suspended sentence.

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Again? Punching babies.... I am sick of hearing about morons like this

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I'm rather stressed young man, I volunteer to release my frustration and anger onto "men" like these!.

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gaijinpapa - How can you punch a child?

This was not a child. It was a 4 month old baby. What kind of idiot punches a baby in the belief it will stop crying? This kind of ridiculous abuse happens way too often in under 25 year old parents in Japan. They are not emotionally or mentally matire enough to deal with the responsiblities of child raring. Perhaps these young parents should be made to attend a mandatory parenting course to teach them how to deal with babies and toddlers. A four month old baby only cries for three reasons. It is sleepy, hungry or needs attention. If a young parent is not able to provde these three necessities, they should not be parents at all!

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“I punched him because he wouldn’t stop crying even after I tried my best to lull him to sleep.”

That's no excuse! There's no justifying anything like this, none. I've had too many stressful situations and demands by the time I was his age and I sure never took it out on a kid, let alone a defenseless baby like this one. At the same time, where was the mother? You might think she'd notice something was wrong.

RIP Baby Son. Your live never even began.

Kenji Ishitani, I hope the police let you choose which cell you like the best - then throw your butt in there and lock you up!

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How does one read this: “an employee of the General Affairs Department of the Chiba prefectural government”

And come to this conclusion:

“He is a city employee” (spitfire)

Ditto read this:

“Police said the child had head and rib injuries, but his condition is not critical.”

and conclude:

“RIP Baby Son. Your live never even began.” (Star punk)

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I know from raising my own child , if a child less than 2 year is crying, it is most likely because it wants milk (nourishment), in the case of a child

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. . . in the case of a child

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. . . usually needs a milk bottle or breast feeding.

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Parents need to read up on raising children less than 5 years.

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. . . remember to lightly patt your baby on the back to relieve congestion aka burping a baby.

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Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 7th Edition: Birth to Age 5

by American Academy Of Pediatrics - this may help. I did not agree with the section about leaving a child alone . . . .

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This guy needs to be beaten

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Interesting how they identify his employer, but in almost all other criminal cases, they just say 'company man'. I'm guessing that if, in those other cases, they identified the perpetrators' employers, there would be considerable public backlash against those companies.

Beating a baby is the lowest of criminal assaults committed by the low-lifes of this world.

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“I punched him because he wouldn’t stop crying even after I tried my best to lull him to sleep.”

You should be sent to a US prison for six months. You’ll be punched and abused in more ways than you can imagine for “trying your best” to be a father.

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by American Academy Of Pediatrics

Real doctors giving real advice. None of this, “Stop taking the antibiotics when you feel better” nonsense.

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Chip Star,

“Real doctors giving real advice. None of this, “Stop taking the antibiotics when you feel better” nonsense.”

Have you ever had a doctor say that to you? From what I’ve observed, it’s the patients who arbitrarily decide to stop taking antibiotics midway through the prescribed course.

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The poor child had injuries, including fractures, in eight areas of his body. He’s lucky the case has came to light while he’s still alive.

invalid CSRF

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